Toxic Exposure Injury Lawyer With Nationwide Success
Nationwide Success

Workplace Injury Litigation

Compensation for you and your family

Numerous employers across the nation have failed to protect their workers over the last several decades, resulting in serious toxic exposure cases and occupational lung disease in former employees.

Workers in various industries including steel manufacturing, paper mills, mining, fracking, chemical production, auto plants, food production and the tire and rubber industry have contributed to the public health problems facing thousands of American workers.

Workers have developed mesothelioma, pulmonary fibrosis, silicosis, interstitial lung disease, berylliosis, sarcoidosis, Bronchiolitis Obliterans, and metal lung disease after working with toxins while employers failed to prevent illnesses and provide proper safety protection. Employers who failed to warn workers of the danger or provide respiratory protection may be liable for occupational illnesses.

Joe Lyon is a Toxic Tort Attorney and Occupational lung disease lawyer reviewing workplace toxic exposure and lung cancer cases for plaintiffs nationwide.

Chemicals Linked to Occupational Lung Disease

Workers exposed to the following chemicals and toxins may develop occupational lung diseases and respiratory illnesses:

Occupational Lung Disease Lawsuits

Workers exposed to toxins at the workplace can develop a wide range of illnesses and adverse health conditions when faced with acute or chronic occupational exposure. Plaintiffs contacting an occupational lung disease lawyer may have developed one of the following:

The Lyon Firm represents injured plaintiffs filing product liability and personal injury lawsuits against negligent employers or corporations that fail to protect employees and consumers.

By filing an occupational lung disease injury claim, you may be able to settle with a current or former employer for their failure to properly protect you at the workplace. Many employers know the safety risks of certain chemicals and still fail to adhere to important OSHA safety guidelines. 


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why are these cases important?

Rightful compensation for plaintiffs can recover sizable settlements and can help pay for mounting medical expenses and other damages that may include long-term disability, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and lost wages. During some of the toughest times in a family’s life, The Lyon Firm can be of assistance.


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Occupational Lung Disease FAQ

Can I File an Occupational Lung Disease Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to a chemical or toxin at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Who is Responsible for my injury?

Employers are responsible for educating, training, and protecting employees in high-risk work situations. This means also proving all the proper safety gear and making sure all precautionary equipment is maintained. If there is an OSHA violation or mismanagement that leads to illness or injury, the employer may be accountable. Contact our attorneys to investigate. 

What Occupational Lung Disease Cases do you accept?

Asbestos: Asbestos exposure was common in several industries throughout the last 75 years, leading to mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis and other cancer cases. Because there is a long latency period between the time of exposure and cancer diagnosis, many workers are still being diagnosed with asbestos cancers today. 

Benzene: Tire and rubber, VC workers, dry cleaning, truck drivers and petroleum workers are most likely to be exposed to benzene and suffer serious illnesses and cancer like leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes years after exposure. 

Metal Lung disease: Welders and other industrial workers have suffered occupational lung disease injury after years of repeated exposure to dangerous toxins. 

Popcorn Lung: food production workers, coffee roasters, and other workers exposed to diacetyl and food flavoring chemicals may be diagnosed with Popcorn lung disease. 

Roundup, Paraquat & Chlorpyrifos: Farmers and others working in agriculture may be exposed to chemicals and later develop cancers. 

Sarcoidosis: several toxins may be responsible for a sarcoidosis diagnosis, and various workplaces are considered high risk. 

Silica: those working in mining and fracking operations may be exposed to an unsafe amount of silica and other chemicals, leading to occupational lung disease diagnoses. 

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: AML cases are more common now that many employees have been exposed to various dangerous chemicals at the workplace. 

Is it hard to win a work injury case?

The success rates of settlements regarding toxic occupational exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of a lung injury, cancer or other disease, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large settlements.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Our Firm will help you find answers and rightful compensation. The Lyon Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 19 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Work Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an illness, accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an occupational injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results.

Your Right to Justice

Filing Occupational Injury Lawsuits

Many of my clients come to me in the hardest moments of their lives. They’ve suffered an occupational lung disease injury, they’ve lost a family member, their health and financial situation has deteriorated. These are serious losses that they may not be able to overcome.

It’s a fear of the future and uncertainty that has driven them to come to a lawyer and to ask, “What available legal rights are there?” in order to add some security for their future. The Lyon Firm takes the lead and guides clients through the process of filing catastrophic workplace injury lawsuits.