The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken some measures to decrease the number of lung injuries that occur in the United States, but unfortunately lung injuries are still known to occur. These injuries have the potential to result in substantial obstacles that greatly impair a person’s life. If you or a loved one faces this type of situation, it is a wise idea to contact the legal counsel at Robert Law Office to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
The Three Causes of Lung Injuries
There are various ways in which lung injuries can be caused, but some of the most common include the following ways:
- Collapsed Injuries. Collapsed lungs occur when the air around the lung builds up pressure and make it impossible for the lung to inflate in the proper manner. Individuals who experienced collapse lungs experience sharp pains that make it difficult to breathe. Collapsed lungs almost always require immediate medical attention.
- Inhalation Related Injuries. Inhalation of ammonia, asbestos fibers, bacteria, fungal infections, hard metal dust, irritants, noxious fumes, silica dust, toxin, or other chemicals can result in substantial injuries. In some cases, a person might be exposed to chemicals or smoke that burns their lungs. In many cases, inhalation injuries can result in individuals facing long-lasting and serious complications.
- Punctured Lungs. A serious accident can cause sharp objects to be driven into an individual’s chest with great force which can result in a person’s lung being punctured. In some cases, a person’s ribs can break during these accidents resulting in the rib bone puncturing the person’s lung. Some of the most common signs of punctured lungs include pain, pressure, and shortness of breath. While less severe cases might be left to heal on their own, more serious cases involving substantial medical assistance.
The Various Types of Lung Injuries
The most serious lung injuries can result in very debilitating conditions that can result in individuals facing substantial hardships. Some of the various physical conditions faced by individuals who have lung injuries include the following:
- Acute beryllium disease.
- Allergic conditions.
- Black lung disease.
- Burns to the lining of a person’s lungs.
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
- Loss of lung function.
- Permanent pulmonary disease.
- Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome.
Speak with a Dedicated Kentucky Accident Lawyer
No matter whether you experienced lung injuries due to a car accident or the use of a defective coal dust mask, these injuries can range from less serious to substantial life-changing impairments. The legal counsel at Roberts Law Office is dedicated to assisting individuals who are faced with these types of injuries. Potential clients who are concerned about paying legal counsel should know that our office accepts all cases on a contingency arrangement, which means that our legal counsel does not collect a fee unless we obtain compensation for you. This compensation can encompass various costs including emotional suffering, loss of future income, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and repairs of property damage. Do not hesitate to contact Roberts Law Office today if you or a loved one has experienced a lung injury.