100% Total Disability Award for Occupationally Caused Lung CancerMay 1, 2012
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr., workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, Denville, NJ, announces a 100% total disability award in Mt. Arlington worker’s compensation court for an occupational claim in which the injured worker claimed that years of exposure to chromium and nickel fumes as a welder caused him to develop lung cancer. The insurance company argued that the worker’s prior cigarette smoking was the cause of his cancer. After a trial, the judge ruled in favor of the injured worker, awarding him total disability and entitling him to weekly disability benefits and medical treatment for his lung cancer for the rest of his life.