If you have had a career in coal mining, you may very well be suffering from black lung disease, also known as Coalworker’s pneumoconiosis. You may have this disease even if you do not exhibit the most common symptoms, which are shortness of breath and a severe cough. If you do have black lung disease, and it originated from your employment as a coal miner, the Federal Government has implemented a program that guarantees compensation and lifetime medical expenses if you are no longer able to work. This program is part of the Black Lung Benefits Act of 1973. Best of all, as part of the process to determine eligibility for benefits, the Federal Government will provide a free complete pulmonary evaluation.
For assistance in filing a claim for black lung benefits, contact Indiana attorney Charles Hewins of Hewins Law Firm today.