When a painful injury prevents you from working, it can disrupt your entire life, whether that injury is the result of a single accident or of cumulative trauma over time. Workers in various fields and industries face the risk of repetitive stress injuries, but people tend to overlook and dismiss these types of injuries because they are unseen.
Silica exposure can have serious, even deadly, consequences, and if you faced exposure at work, your health is at risk. Certain Missouri workers would be wise to recognize the signs of silicosis, a serious illness associated with prolonged exposure to silica dust. This illness can develop over just a few weeks of exposure to this dangerous dust.