North Carolina Radiation Exposure Attorneys
Diligently Protecting the Rights of Injured North Carolina Workers
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. You may also be able to file a third-party claim if someone other than your employer is liable. But the route from injury to compensation can be long and frustrating. That’s where Lanier Law Group comes in. We are committed to providing dedicated, personalized legal services to our clients. If you have questions or concerns about your radiation exposure 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 North Carolina, qualifying for workers' compensation due to radiation exposure can be challenging because you must prove that radiation at work caused your illness. At Lanier Law Group, our attorneys have experience handling these cases and are equipped to take on even the most difficult workplace accident/injury claims.
Health Effects of Radiation Exposure
The health effects of radiation exposure range considerably. Mild exposure can cause relatively minor effects, such as 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 radiation exposure attorney at Lanier Law Group. With help from the right legal team, you may be able to start collecting compensation for your damages sooner rather than later.
Put Decades of Experience on Your Side
We have built a solid reputation for providing aggressive and experienced representation on behalf of injured workers throughout the state. We have multiple office locations across North Carolina and are ready to put all of our resources and skill behind you. We never shy away from even the toughest of cases; our North Carolina radiation exposure lawyers can help you understand your rights and determine the best course of action.
Put a heavyweight on your side—call Lanier Law Group today at (855) 757-4204 for a free consultation.