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What Is An Occupational Disease?

Most people may know that if they are injured on the job, they are entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation.

What about situations where you are affected by prolonged exposure to certain toxins, or develop a repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome?

When it comes to situations like these, many people don’t know if they are eligible to receive workers’ compensation.

The answer is yes and in cases of occupational disease, a good lawyer will help you get the benefits you deserve

Helping Workers with Occupational Diseases For More Than 3 Decades

In 26 years, I have worked on thousands of workers’ compensation cases – including many that involved occupational disease. I have the knowledge and experience to analyze your situation and build a comprehensive argument.

I have the tenacity and dedication to fight for you until you receive the benefits you deserve.

What Qualifies As An Occupational Disease?

An occupational disease is a chronic ailment stemming from an individual’s work environment or job activity. Some common occupational diseases are:

  • Repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma, as a result of asbestos poisoning
  • Lead poisoning
  • Eczema
  • Silicosis

If you think you may be the victim of an occupational disease, but are not sure, the first step is to seek the opinion of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. I provide a free initial consultation over the phone and will talk to you about your situation, walking you through potential next steps.

Workers’ Compensation is Not Limited to Work Injuries

In many cases, occupational disease can be just as debilitating and life-altering as the worst work injuries. When you are facing an occupational disease, you are not alone, and I can talk with you about what your rights and benefits are under the law.