Lung injuries can vary in severity from strains in the soft tissue or the inhalation of irritants to a collapsed or punctured lung. The most serious chest and lung injuries often begin with fractured ribs that can result from a work place fall or auto accident. Inhalation of irritants, toxins, bacteria, noxious fumes, fungal infections, hard metal dust, silica dust, asbestos fibers, ammonia, or other chemicals especially over long periods of time can cause inflammation and serious long-term damage or even cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has worked hard to decrease the number of lung injuries around the country and has made progress in improving the safety of work environments of employees in industries across America. Unfortunately, these injuries still occur and when they do you need someone in your corner to back you up. Poirier Law has experience with these types of cases and will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to cover any medical bills and lost wages. Call today for a free consultation.