Did Your Job Cause an Illness or Disease?
Not all work-related injuries are the result of just one accident.
A worker exposed to repetitive actions, or harmful chemicals, throughout his or her career can suffer long-term damage. Medical issues related to your job or work environment should be covered by workers’ compensation.
This type of workers’ compensation claim is called an occupational disease claim.
These cases can be difficult to prove; sometimes, the damage is not evident until retirement.
If you have medical problems due to your job or work environment, talk to an attorney experienced in occupational disease claims.
Chemical Exposure Injuries
Were you exposed to chemicals in the workplace? Workers who are exposed to dangerous chemicals have a right to protection.
However, many workers are not aware of the potential danger—making them more vulnerable to exposure and injury from toxic substances, paint, fuel, solvents or dust.
If you suffered an illness or injury because of chemical exposure in the workplace, you may have an occupational disease claim.