Metal Fume Fever
The exposure to chemical fumes can have a variety of negative consequences for one’s health, and workers who breathe in the fumes of chemicals such as chromium, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, and cadmium are at risk of developing an illness known as metal fume fever. The effects of this illness can vary in severity, but in many cases may require time off of work for recovery. Medical attention and lost wages can create a significant financial burden for sickened workers and their families.
For many employees, these costs can be offset by workers compensation benefits if the injury was sustained during work activities, as is often the case with metal fume fever. The process of obtaining these needed benefits is complex however, and it is always advisable to retain the services of a skilled Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyer to assist you throughout the process. Contact the legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
Symptoms of Metal Fume Fever
If you have become exposed to any of these chemical fumes over a period of time, serious symptoms may develop which threaten your health and well-being, as well as preventing you from working for extended periods of time. The following are a few of the symptoms that may indicate the presence of metal fume fever:
- Aching muscles
- Joint pain
In severe cases, symptoms may progress to choking, vomiting, convulsions, and collapse.
Workers’ compensation benefits are available for those who suffer from metal fume fever due to occupation exposure, but it may take the assistance of an experienced Des Moines workers’ comp attorney to ensure that your claim receives a fair evaluation. Contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.