Q: What is welder’s disease, and how do I know if I have been affected by it?

Welder’s disease is a condition that strikes those who are exposed to toxic substances from welding fume rods. If you believe you developed this condition as a result of your working environment, then you should speak with an environmental claim law firm.

Welder’s disease is also known as manganese poisoning and leads to symptoms that are similar to those experienced with Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms affect the individual both physically and psychologically.

Some of the symptoms experienced with welder’s disease include:

• procedural memory loss;
• depression;
• lack of control/concentration;
• tremors;
• dizziness;
• stiff muscles;
• imbalance;
• impaired vision; and
• insomnia.

Other symptoms may be experienced and vary from one person to another. To determine if you have been affected, you will need to seek medical attention.

Those who are at the greatest risk for developing welder’s disease are those who work in the following fields:

• plumbing;
• electrical work;
• iron and metal work;
• welding;
• pipe fitters; and
• railroad work.

If you were exposed to toxic fumes for a long period of time, and it has resulted in welder’s disease, then you could be entitled to receive compensation.

You should speak with an environmental claim law firm as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case and learn if you have a valid claim that is worth pursuing. A lawyer will be able to establish who can be held liable and what types of damages you may be entitled to receive.

Contacting an Environmental Claim Law Firm

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of welder’s disease, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with an environmental claim law firm can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing an environmental claim is right for you.

At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of environmental lawyers to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your environmental injury claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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