Occupational Diseases

Occupational Diseases in Chicago, Illinois

Occupational Diseases

Exposure to Toxins at Work Can Cause Serious Illness

It can take years, even decades, to realize you have been injured by exposure to asbestos or other occupational diseases in the workplace. When the illness is diagnosed, it is nearly always a life-changing disease.

What are your rights? What kind of compensation do you deserve? I am personal injury attorney George Jasinski. For more than 35 years, I have represented Illinois workers who have been injured on the job

What Caused Your Occupational Disease?

People who work in close quarters where toxins are present may get pulmonary diseases, breathing diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Such diseases may not be fatal, but they are debilitating. The victim has to learn to live with a reduced breathing capacity that can place severe limitations on how they live the rest of their life.

Pulmonary diseases can be caused by exposure to petroleum, paints, welding chemicals and other chemicals used in the workplace. Such diseases require expensive medicines as well as machines and devices that help you breathe. An experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer can help you determine how the disease was caused and who is liable.

Were You Exposed to Asbestos at Work?

Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a lung cancer that can lie dormant for years, but then become a fast-moving, painful, fatal disease. I have experience working with mesothelioma patients and their families to get rightful compensation for this disease. In many cases, the employer or manufacturer knew the danger and did nothing to protect the workers.

Talk to a Lawyer Who Will Protect Your Rights

For a free consultation, please call 708-448-3100 or send me an e-mail. Personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If I accept your case, there is no fee unless I recover benefits for you. From my office in Palos Heights, I represent clients throughout the Chicago area.