Black lung, or Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis is caused by long-term exposure to coal dust. It primarily affects coal miners and others who work with coal and graphite products. It is similar to silicosis.
The symptoms of black lung include shortness of breath, coughing, chronic bronchitis and in extreme cases, progressive massive fibrosis which can be fatal.
The laws dealing with compensation for black lung vary between states. Segelov Taylor are able to provide comprehensive advice on compensation options, and to act in claims for damages on a no win, no fee basis.