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Lung Cancer is a Hidden Danger in Many Southern Florida Workplaces

Smoking is known as a leading cause of lung cancer. However, a lesser-known concern is the potential link between lung cancer and workplace environments. Many employees in Southern Florida are exposed to carcinogens on the job that could result in lung cancer years after the exposure.


Flaxman Law Group understands Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and has worked with many employees who have suffered serious injury and illness, including cancer, due to work conditions. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and think your current or previous work may have played a role in your diagnosis, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligation case consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer.

Understanding Pulmonary Workplace Hazards

A range of industries, from construction and manufacturing to healthcare and mining, can harbor hazardous substances such as asbestos, radon, diesel exhaust, and various other known carcinogens. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to these substances can heighten the risk of developing cancer, including lung cancer.

If you develop lung cancer because of your work, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, including medical benefits, wage loss benefits, and more. In Florida, workers’ compensation laws cover occupational diseases, including lung cancer caused by workplace exposures.

The challenge is that it can be challenging to establish a direct connection between these exposures and the development of lung cancer. Years may have passed since your exposure and the time of your diagnosis. In addition, you may not have known that a previous workplace had asbestos or another hazard that led to your illness.

Another issue is that exposure doesn’t just happen at work. Employees may smoke or may have other risk factors that can contribute to illness. Tests for cancer can determine if the disease exists but there is no definitive test that can tell why a patient developed the illness.

Contact Flaxman Law Group

The legal team at Flaxman Law Group possesses the knowledge to gather crucial evidence, including medical records, expert testimonies, and historical workplace data, to establish the connection between the workplace environment and the development of lung cancer. We work to ensure that all relevant evidence is presented effectively to secure the rightful compensation for affected individuals.

We’re dedicated to maximizing compensation by meticulously considering all aspects of the case. Our investigations seek out evidence of carcinogens in the workplace and patterns of increased cancer diagnoses among past employees. Best of all, we work closely with you to make sure you understand your rights and the status of your case. In fact, our attorneys give you their cell phone, so you enjoy 24/7 access to your workers’ compensation lawyer when you need help.

Flaxman Law Group is a family-first law firm, with a father-son attorney team. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have worked for insurance companies and have represented them in court, so we know how insurers work to minimize and deny claims. We use that knowledge to your advantage.

Flaxman Law Group stands as a staunch ally for individuals navigating the challenging terrain of workers’ compensation claims. If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer and suspect your career may have played a role in your risk for the disease, call the Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood offices Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 for a free accident consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney.

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