Maritime workers deal with dangerous situations and circumstances every day while they’re working. They are exposed to deadly toxins, gases, and other harmful substances frequently. As a result of this, many career maritime workers suffer from various occupational diseases and illnesses. These occupational diseases are a result of long-term exposure to industrial toxins and dangerous fumes, and these illnesses can be deadly.
One of the key elements of occupational diseases is that they develop over a long period of time, so they can be hard to spot at early stages in order to prevent them from developing further. However, the more that seamen and maritime workers know about these diseases and how they could contract them, the better off they will be in avoiding them. Some of these illnesses are:
Oil rig and shipyard workplaces are responsible for keeping their workers safe and providing safety equipment to help reduce these occupational diseases. However, long-term exposure is hard to fully prevent, and many workers still face these illnesses. If you have been diagnosed with any of these occupational diseases due to maritime workplace exposure, you deserve to seek compensation. Contact the law firm of Stevenson & Murray today to get proper legal guidance through this tough time.
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