Workers in all kinds of industries and positions can be exposed to harmful elements. Over time, this exposure can cause serious diseases or illnesses to develop. Although not caused by a sudden, obvious accident, they still are a product of the workplace and can warrant a workers' compensation claim.


If your job has caused you to develop an occupational disease or other health issues from long-term exposure to toxic or harmful elements, work with an experienced Kansas City occupational disease attorney at Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC.


Our firm takes pride in offering reliable representation that is backed by more than 80 years of combined experience in workers' comp law, specifically. Over the years we have gained experience in representing individuals seeking compensation as well as insurance providers or employers defending against claims. This dual-sided experience in all facets of workers' comp law gives our clients an edge, and we use it to relentlessly advocate for their best interests no matter what situation they are dealing with.


Contact our office online or by telephone at 913-971-0241 for a free initial consultation.


Overland Park Toxic Exposure Lawyers


Exposure to toxic elements can result in some of the most devastating injuries. These injuries develop over years and years of exposure, and the damage is often irreversible. The effect on a worker's life therefore involves great cost, both in terms of livelihood and in the expense of medical treatment.


Some issues more commonly seen related to occupational diseases include:


Asbestosis or mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos

Respiratory issues caused by toxic fumes (i.e., paint fumes)

Lung cancer or lung disease

Skin cancer

Radiation exposure (as in cases of unprotected X-ray technicians)

Heart disease

Leukemia and blood cancers

Other disorders that may be related to ongoing issues at work include chronic pain syndrome, arthritis and fibromyalgia. While not associated with exposure to toxic elements, repetitive stress can cause or contribute to the development of these disorders. It is best to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer at our firm to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.


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