Seattle, WA asked in Personal Injury for Washington

Q: i worked at glass company as a machine operator got sick from the chemical being used in the metal window

i was hospitalized for ten days with a breathing problem in my lungs this was over 10 yrs ago which has been a problem for me

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Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak
  • Tukwila, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: It sounds like you may have an occupational disease. Unless some 3rd party (read: not your employer) was responsible for your condition, you are likely limited to a workers' compensation claim. You don't state whether you still work there or not. The deadline for occupational diseases is two years after the disease was discovered. There's too much ambiguity in your question. If you give us more information regarding timelines, you can get a more accurate answer.

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