Workers’ Compensation

November 5, 2021

Who is at most risk for an asbestos-related disease?

ERROR Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and other severe lung diseases. However, despite the high risks of asbestos, many workers still handle it to carry out their work duties in the United States. The chemical and heat resistant properties of asbestos make it useful for different industries. However, the consequence for workers who have [...]
May 4, 2020

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program

In July 2001, Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to provide compensation to workers and their survivors who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances. EEOICPA claims can be filed by those presently or previously employed by the Department of Energy or one of its contractors or subcontractors in the nuclear weapons industry. If you, your parent (step-parent), spouse, or your grandparent worked for a Department of Energy facility or an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facility and currently has a condition related to exposure to radiation and/or a […]
April 3, 2020

Workers Compensation and COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) is the latest infectious disease that has emerged with a huge impact worldwide. Over the last two months since the first US case of coronavirus was confirmed, there has already been an impact to the Workers Compensation (WC) environment. At least 10 states have issued mandates for coverage of coronavirus. The [...]
August 29, 2019

Are Hairdressers in Danger of Asbestos Exposure?

We have discussed the continuously expanding list of at-risk occupations. It seems as if a report highlights the danger of asbestos exposure in a new career on a regular basis. Unfortunately, a recent study has placed a new occupation squarely in the sights of mesothelioma awareness. Hairdressers. A naturally occurring material, asbestos was found, centuries [...]
February 6, 2015

Can I File an Asbestos Workers Compensation Claim?

Can I File an Asbestos Workers Compensation Claim?by Brayton Purcell LLP | Feb 6, 2015 | Workers' Compensation | Workers are affected by asbestos exposure in the workplace every day, but many do not know that they might be entitled to compensation for their exposure and the deadly diseases that can result from it. Brayton [...]
November 26, 2014

Avoiding Asbestos Exposure at Work

Avoiding Asbestos Exposure at Workby Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 26, 2014 | Workers' Compensation | You know to stay away from areas that are marked with asbestos danger signs, but you might be unaware that most of today’s exposure happens to workers while at their own place of work. Many blue-collar trades are at [...]
November 19, 2014

3 Ways Asbestos Follows You Home from Work

3 Ways Asbestos Follows You Home from Workby Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 19, 2014 | Workers' Compensation | If you work around asbestos or with asbestos products, you should be concerned about first and second-hand exposure. Not only does your risk for developing an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma increase–so does your family’s. If your [...]
September 5, 2014

Asbestos Infographic: Occupational Exposure

Asbestos Infographic: Occupational Exposureby Brayton Purcell LLP | Sep 5, 2014 | Workers' Compensation | In our last post, we took a look at three different workers that are affected by asbestos exposure on the job. This infographic will give you more information about the blue collar trades often subjected to asbestos exposure at work: [...]
June 20, 2014

Asbestos Infographic: Asbestos at Work

Did you know that asbestos exposure is still common at many blue collar jobsites? Manual workers have been at risk for asbestos exposure on the job more than any other employees in America. Scroll through our infographic to find out why: If you or a loved one have been continually exposed to asbestos at work, the chances of an asbestos-related disease developing within your body are high. Alerting your doctor to the possibility of past exposure will keep them looking for signs and symptoms of these deadly diseases. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related diseases, do not hesitate […]
November 5, 2021

Who is at most risk for an asbestos-related disease?

ERROR Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and other severe lung diseases. However, despite the high risks of asbestos, many workers still handle it to carry out their work duties in the United States. The chemical and heat resistant properties of asbestos make it useful for different industries. However, the consequence for workers who have [...]
May 4, 2020

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program

In July 2001, Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to provide compensation to workers and their survivors who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances. EEOICPA claims can be filed by those presently or previously employed by the Department of Energy or one of its contractors or subcontractors in the nuclear weapons industry. If you, your parent (step-parent), spouse, or your grandparent worked for a Department of Energy facility or an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facility and currently has a condition related to exposure to radiation and/or a […]
April 3, 2020

Workers Compensation and COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) is the latest infectious disease that has emerged with a huge impact worldwide. Over the last two months since the first US case of coronavirus was confirmed, there has already been an impact to the Workers Compensation (WC) environment. At least 10 states have issued mandates for coverage of coronavirus. The [...]
August 29, 2019

Are Hairdressers in Danger of Asbestos Exposure?

We have discussed the continuously expanding list of at-risk occupations. It seems as if a report highlights the danger of asbestos exposure in a new career on a regular basis. Unfortunately, a recent study has placed a new occupation squarely in the sights of mesothelioma awareness. Hairdressers. A naturally occurring material, asbestos was found, centuries [...]
February 6, 2015

Can I File an Asbestos Workers Compensation Claim?

Can I File an Asbestos Workers Compensation Claim?by Brayton Purcell LLP | Feb 6, 2015 | Workers' Compensation | Workers are affected by asbestos exposure in the workplace every day, but many do not know that they might be entitled to compensation for their exposure and the deadly diseases that can result from it. Brayton [...]
November 26, 2014

Avoiding Asbestos Exposure at Work

Avoiding Asbestos Exposure at Workby Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 26, 2014 | Workers' Compensation | You know to stay away from areas that are marked with asbestos danger signs, but you might be unaware that most of today’s exposure happens to workers while at their own place of work. Many blue-collar trades are at [...]
November 19, 2014

3 Ways Asbestos Follows You Home from Work

3 Ways Asbestos Follows You Home from Workby Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 19, 2014 | Workers' Compensation | If you work around asbestos or with asbestos products, you should be concerned about first and second-hand exposure. Not only does your risk for developing an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma increase–so does your family’s. If your [...]
September 5, 2014

Asbestos Infographic: Occupational Exposure

Asbestos Infographic: Occupational Exposureby Brayton Purcell LLP | Sep 5, 2014 | Workers' Compensation | In our last post, we took a look at three different workers that are affected by asbestos exposure on the job. This infographic will give you more information about the blue collar trades often subjected to asbestos exposure at work: [...]
June 20, 2014

Asbestos Infographic: Asbestos at Work

Did you know that asbestos exposure is still common at many blue collar jobsites? Manual workers have been at risk for asbestos exposure on the job more than any other employees in America. Scroll through our infographic to find out why: If you or a loved one have been continually exposed to asbestos at work, the chances of an asbestos-related disease developing within your body are high. Alerting your doctor to the possibility of past exposure will keep them looking for signs and symptoms of these deadly diseases. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related diseases, do not hesitate […]