For Radiation Exposure, Seek Help from Experienced Durham Workers' Compensation Lawyers

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Radiation exposure can happen at a wide range of job sites, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These workplaces include healthcare facilities, research institutions, nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons plants. These radiation sources can pose a significant health risk to workers if the equipment is not properly managed, according to OSHA. If you suffer an injury or illness because of radiation exposure, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

But the route from injury to compensation can be long and frustrating. That’s where Lanier Law Group, P.A. comes in. We are committed to providing high-quality legal services to clients in Durham and the rest of North Carolina. If you have questions or concerns about a workers' comp claim, schedule an appointment today.

What is radiation exposure?

Radiation exposure occurs when a worker comes in contact with a high level of radiation for even a short period of time. Exposure to dangerous levels of radiation can cause an immediate feeling of nausea and, in the long run, severe damage to internal organs. In Burlington and elsewhere in North Carolina, qualifying for workers' compensation because of radiation exposure can be challenging because you must prove that radiation at work caused your illness. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our Durham attorneys have experience handling these cases and are equipped to take on even the most difficult workers' comp claims.

Health effects of radiation exposure

The health effects of radiation range considerably. Mild exposure can cause reddening of the skin, while more severe exposure can cause cancer and death within a few days or months of the exposure. The severity of your injury depends on:

  • How much radiation your body was exposed to
  • What type of radiation you came in contact with
  • The route of exposure
  • How long you were exposed to radiation

If you suspect that you have been exposed to radiation, you should see a doctor immediately. Your next call should be to a North Carolina workers compensation attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A. in Raleigh. With help from the right workers' compensation attorney in Raleigh, you may be able to start collecting sooner than later.

Helping injured workers in North Carolina since 1995

We at Lanier Law Group, P.A. have built a solid reputation for providing aggressive and experienced counsel to North Carolina residents. To schedule a free initial consultation with one our attorneys, call us at 855.234.7619 or contact us online. We have 11 offices conveniently located in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Jamestown and Asheville. You owe us nothing unless your claim succeeds.