Help, I’m a Welder Who Was Exposed To Chromium! Your Legal Options
Welding in and of itself is a dangerous profession, and those that choose to do it must be protected at all times, not only safety-wise, but in terms of exposure to certain chemicals. Welders that work with stainless steel are particularly at risk for lung irritation, damage as well as certain cancers, due to the presence of a compound known as chromium found in stainless steel. OSHA, a government work safety agency has laid out clear regulations that have to do with worker safety for just about every industry, and it is behooved upon an employer to make sure that they follow said regulations in order to keep their workers safe and healthy. Failure to follow said OSHA regulations leading to workers developing occupational illnesses will lead to the development of illnesses, some of which may be permanent. If you developed lung disease or cancer as a welder that workers with stainless steel, you have every right to file a lawsuit in order to recover money damages, and we’re here to help you with that.
Are you looking for a welding lung damage lawyer? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced welding disease attorneys at McCready Law have amassed over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the justice and compensation they deserve. What makes us different from other welding worker attorneys and law firms is the fact that we are not afraid to litigate if it comes down to it as we have the needed experience and resources to get you maximum compensation, something that isn’t usually possible in insurance negotiations, which is what most law firms focus on. In addition to having a bilingual staff, we also personally handle all legal claims as experience welding lung disease injury lawyers, and don’t just delegate claims to paralegals. Lastly, all claims are handled on contingency fee basis, which simply means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES as cases are processed and resolved after which we shall levy our fees. Regardless of where you are, please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation – the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Stainless steel usually comes bonded with chromium. This is a somewhat inert compound, but the trouble begins when stainless steel melts as in the case with welding. The fumes that come up contain a compound known as hexavalent chromium, which has been shown to be an occupational carcinogen capable of causing sinus, nasal and lung cancers.
Chromium can affect the body in various ways such as:
- Ocular irritation
- Dermal irritation
- Altered pulmonary issues
- Stomach irritation including the development of ulcers
- Negative effects on male reproductive system
- Lowered immune system
- Altered developmental growth in children
- Pulmonary edema
- Kidney and liver damage
Chromium Exposure Lawsuit Attorneys – Call Us Now!
OSHA has very clear rules on airborne chromium, stating that your employer must not expose you to over 5 mcg of cubic meter of air chromium while at work. If you developed any of the illnesses listed above due to hexavalent chromium, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.