New Jersey Occupational Disease Attorneys
An occupational disease is a disease, condition, or disability that results from workplace conditions or occupational activities. An example of an occupational disease would be mesothelioma, which is caused by asbestos exposure. However, there are literally thousands of diseases and conditions that can be caused by dangerous chemical exposure.
At Keefe Law Firm, we represent workers from all over New Jersey who have been injured or made ill by workplace conditions. If you are suffering from an occupational disease, contact us for help seeking injury compensation.
Asbestos Exposure at Work
Exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and other parts of the body. Although asbestos has all but been banned in the United States since it was most widely used in the 1970s, workers exposed to this toxic substance years ago are still being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
If you have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestosis, it is important to determine where and when you were exposed to asbestos. If your disease was indeed caused by asbestos exposure at work, or secondary exposure to asbestos, our firm can explain legal steps you can take to seek significant compensation.
Benzene Exposure at Work
Benzene was banned in the mid 1970s. However, people who were exposed to benzene years ago are still feeling the effects today. Exposure to benzene is known to cause acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with either of these diseases, we can help determine if exposure at work caused your diagnosis.
Workers’ compensation lawyers at our firm have represented hundreds of electrical workers who are International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members. Contact us if you are an IBEW member who has been diagnosed with an occupational disease.
Committed Occupational Disease Attorneys
Helping injured workers is our professional passion. Not all workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey have a 25-year track record of representing clients in asbestos, benzene, and other occupational exposure cases. We are committed to clients dealing with serious diseases and conditions caused by dangerous chemical exposure on the job.
We frequently work with vocational experts, economists, medical experts, and other world-renowned experts to learn more about the impact an occupational disease will have on the life of a client.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other workers’ comp-related illness, contact our New Jersey workers’ compensation law office to schedule a free consultation.