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If you or a loved one has been exposed to silica at work, and are seeking fair representation please contact us today for a free consultation.

What types of diseases are related to Silica exposure?

Silica exposure is a serious concern and can cause silicosis, a progressive lung disease characterized by inflammation and scarring in lung tissues. This condition hampers lung function, leading to symptoms like coughing, fatigue, and shortness of breath. It’s a chronic and irreversible ailment that develops gradually, often after prolonged exposure in industries like stone cutting. Workers and those affected by silicosis face risks of tuberculosis and other serious conditions like lung cancer, COPD, and kidney disease.

Silica exposure is a concern for workers in the stone countertop manufacturing, finishing, and installation industry.

Stone countertops contain high amounts of the natural mineral silica. Cutting, grinding, chipping, sanding, drilling, and polishing natural and manufactured stone products can release hazardous levels of very small, crystalline silica dust particles into the air that workers breathe. Depending on the type of stone being used the silica content could be over 90 percent. Workers operating powered hand tools, such as saws, grinders, and high-speed polishers, have some of the highest silica exposures in the countertop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries.


Silica exposure can occur during the following activities.

  • Manufacturing of glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, concrete, and artificial stone
  • Abrasive blasting
  • Foundry work
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Stonecutting
  • Rock drilling
  • Quarry work
  • Tunneling

Typically, crystalline silica is found in

  • Concrete
  • Mortar
  • Granite
  • Artificial stone

The various industries that silica exposure can take place.

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Stone countertop
  • Foundries and other manufacturing settings


What legal support does Gianaris Trial Lawyers provide?

Navigating the legal landscape surrounding silicosis claims demands specialized knowledge. Our experienced silicosis lawyers possess in-depth understanding and familiarity with the intricate laws, regulations, and precedents related to occupational diseases. As our seasoned lawyers work with your case they will act as your advocate, safeguarding your rights and interests throughout the legal process. We will engage with insurance companies, employers, and other involved parties, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and future care needs. We will efficiently navigate through the complexities of legal proceedings, ensuring that your case is handled with precision and efficiency.


How can you assist if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a Silica exposure-related diseases?

Facing a silica-related disease diagnosis can be difficult, but taking proactive steps can make a significant difference. By seeking proper medical care, preserving records, engaging legal representation, understanding legal rights, and prioritizing self-care, individuals and their loved ones can navigate the journey with greater resilience.

At Gianaris Trial Law Firm, we are committed to supporting individuals affected by silica-related diseases. Our experienced team provides compassionate and skilled legal representation, ensuring that your rights are protected, and justice is pursued. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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