Silicosis is a harmful, incurable lung disease caused by inhaling crystalline silica. The medical effects of this condition can be devastating, and even fatal. No worker deserves to suffer from this illness as a result of the time and effort they’ve spent on a jobsite. Unfortunately, people in a number of professional occupations are at risk, especially those associated with major New York State industries such as construction, renovation, mining, and ceramics.
When the unthinkable happens and you or a loved one are diagnosed with silicosis, we know how difficult your situation can feel. MCV Law is here to help. You may have grounds for legal action, and our team has the experience, resources, and skills to guide you through that process from start to finish. We can help you secure the financial compensation that you are entitled to under New York State law.
How much can I receive in a silicosis settlement?
While Workers’ Compensation benefits and Personal Injury settlements can’t undo the damage that’s been done, they can give you the power to overcome many of the financial challenges caused by your condition. Every case is different, but settlements awarded for toxic exposure cases commonly provide compensation for:
-Medical expenses, including the cost of treatment, medications, and medical equipment
- Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death
What is silicosis?
Silicosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis, caused by inhaling small pieces of silica, a mineral that’s commonly found in quartz, sand, and many other types of rock. Over time, the disease causes scarring in the lungs, which can make it difficult to breathe. Silicosis can also cause fatigue, fever, and a number of other symptoms. Doctors generally diagnose this disease through imaging tests, lung function tests, sputum tests, bronchoscopies, and/or surgical lung biopsies.
Silicosis is a serious condition. If you’re suffering from this disease, you deserve options, answers, and a helping hand. The skilled, compassionate attorneys at MCV Law offer exceptional quality to silicosis victims in New York State. We can listen to your story and explain how the state law applies to your unique situation. We can handle every stage of the legal process, from filing initial claims and gathering medical evidence to confronting insurance companies, fighting for your rights in the courtroom, and demanding fair compensation on your behalf.
We successfully represent clients across New York State, and work on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay us nothing until we win you the compensation you deserve, at which point your fee to us would simply be a percentage of the total amount awarded to you. We’ll handle your legal battle and fight for you against the insurance companies, so you can focus on your fight to get better.
How a New York Silicosis Injury Lawyer can help:
The attorneys at MCV Law are highly qualified and uniquely equipped to represent New York silicosis victims. We operate in multiple areas of the law, and can therefore work to identify opportunities for our clients to secure multiple forms of compensation. This strategy allows us to maximize the amount of compensation that our clients can receive. When it comes to illnesses caused by toxic exposures, we regularly secure compensation for our clients through the successful application of New York Workers’ Compensation law, New York Personal Injury law, and Social Security Disability law, oftentimes all at once. We represent clients from across New York State, including New York City, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, and Watertown.
Never settle for the bare minimum. If you are suffering from silicosis, call MCV Law. Once our attorneys have evaluated the details of how you caught the disease and how severely it's affecting you, we can outline all of your legal options in comprehensive detail, and guide you through the process of winning settlements and benefits. Our team is compassionate and experienced, and we’re ready to put our skills to work for you. When silicosis turns your life upside down, we’ll be there to help you pursue justice and fair compensation.