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3 serious construction site hazards

If you work in the construction industry, you are well aware that it is often physically demanding and risky. Accidents and hazards on construction sites can leave you with severe injuries and illnesses. In fact, the fatality rate is higher for the construction industry than the national average for all industries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

A workplace injury does not always mean workers' compensation

When most people think of a workplace injury, they tend to assume that means filing a workers' compensation claim. Unfortunately, Montana's workers' comp system often fails to deliver adequate benefits. While workers' injuries or conditions often leave them with lasting health problems and ongoing financial losses, they typically do not receive even half of what they need to cover treatments and make ends meet.

The ongoing legal battle against asbestos in Montana

Long-term breathing of the fibers contained in asbestos can cause very serious diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. It also causes cancer of the larynx, pharynx, colorectum, stomach and ovary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, older houses in Montana continue to contain asbestos derived from earlier mining days.

Filing a third-party claim for a Montana workplace injury

If you suffer a serious, debilitating injury while on the job in Montana, you may have to modify your entire life. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may end up needing a lifetime of medical care, and this can ruin your finances in addition to the physical pain you already must endure.

How to file a mesothelioma claim

Montana employees in the construction and mining industries may find that this line of work has caused health complications over the years. People exposed to asbestos at work may have developed mesothelioma or other forms of cancer. While nothing can turn back time, you do have the right to file a claim against the employer who exposed you to harmful materials.

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