There are a handful of possible sources of financial assistance and/or compensation for people with silicosis.
Manufacturers of Silica Products
Generally, the greatest amount of compensation can be recovered from the sand suppliers and the manufacturers of abrasive blasting and respiratory equipment. Financial security for the patient and the family is often made possible by these efforts, which can may total millions of dollars. Call 1-800-866-8686 or fill out the form below to receive additional information on how you might recover financial assistance.
Disability claims may be filed if one has such insurance either privately or through an employer.
Social Security Disability
Disability claims can be filed with the federal social security system.
Only if silica exposure can be linked to a particular job-site can a worker’s compensation claim be filed against an employer. It is also possible that a worker’s compensation claim will conflict with the pursuit of other legal remedies, so it is advisable to consult with an attorney before pursuing this or any other avenue of monetary recovery.