Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis
There are many safety hazards associated with coal mining. Aside from the physical demands and emotional stress of the working conditions, many miners develop a disease called coal worker's pneumoconiosis or black lung. After a miner's lungs are exposed to coal dust for an extended period of time, coal worker's pneumoconiosis may develop, potentially leading to further complications such as progressive massive fibrosis.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of this terrible disease due to another party's negligent actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation. The Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are experienced in representing the rights of innocent victims, and we may be able to help you seek justice. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to speak to a member of our legal team.
Symptoms of Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis
While coal mining is a lucrative and important part of the economy for large parts of the United States, it can be extremely hazardous for the miners. There are many safety regulations that outline the working conditions in mines. Such regulations are meant to reduce the risk of accidents and illnesses. However, gross negligence on the part of an employer can cause workers to suffer serious harm.
The lungs are a very delicate part of the body, and the presence of coal dust begins to break them down and decrease their capacity. Symptoms of coal worker's pneumoconiosis and progressive massive fibrosis include:
- Chronic cough or bronchitis
- Shortness of breath
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Lung dysfunction
Coal mining is hard, intense work, and the employees of mining companies should not have to suffer because of the recklessness of others.
The Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, may be able to help you seek financial compensation if you or someone you love has suffered harm due to the negligence of another party. Contact our offices at 800-242-2874 to discuss your options today.