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Were You Sickened By Workplace Exposure To Mold Or Toxic Chemicals?

Many jobs put workers in harm’s way simply by exposing them to harmful substances. You may have been exposed to various chemicals, molds or industrial substances that resulted in symptoms and chronic conditions.

These types of workers’ compensation claims are not as common as bodily injury cases and can be quite difficult to prove. You must show your exposure to a chemical substance or element both occurred at the workplace and resulted in your disability. It takes a great deal of legal experience and skill to successfully resolve these cases in your favor. Not all firms are up to the task, but you can find the help you’re looking for by contacting Wertz Law Firm, P.C. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience as well as a strong track record of advocating for injured workers throughout Iowa. We want to advocate for you, too.

How We Approach Workplace Harmful Exposure Claims

Workers’ compensation insurance companies frequently deny the claims of workers who suffer injuries following a workplace exposure. They often justify their actions by claiming that your co-workers who were exposed were not adversely affected. However, you may be susceptible to workplace exposures while others are not. If you are exposed to even common household chemicals while at work and you require medical treatment or must be removed from certain workplace environments, you may be entitled to compensation.

A variety of injured workers have come to us for help over the years. We have represented workers who have developed allergies to workplace substances like latex gloves, been exposed to ozone, and developed conditions such as popcorn lung, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and occupational asthma. Our attorneys work with leading experts in the fields of occupational exposure, pulmonology, workplace allergies and industrial hygiene. These specialists can explain how exposure to mold in the workplace or various other chemicals and substances occurs so that medical doctors and experts can determine whether the workplace exposure resulted in disability.

Get Answers To Your Questions In A Free Consultation

Wertz Law Firm, P.C., is based in Cedar Rapids, and we serve clients throughout Iowa. If you have been exposed to workplace substances you believe resulted in allergies, difficulty breathing or other symptoms, please contact us to discuss these issues as soon as possible in a free initial consultation. To schedule yours, call us at 319-774-2687 or reach out online.