Call us at (855) 550-5855 if you feel that a nagging pain could be caused from your job. Sometimes accidents at work are caused by a mistake that causes an unexpected danger, such as falling items or electrocution. Other injuries are more serious and take a long time to accumulate into a life-threatening situation, as is the case with occupational illnesses. Workers risk their wellbeing whenever they clock in because of chemicals, bacteria, diseases, and hazardous substances that could eventually cause them to fall ill.
Our Lawyers are well-versed in all matters and cases related to on-the-job injuries, including complicated occupational illness claims. If you need a professional’s help, give us a call at (855) 550-5855.
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Common Types of Occupational Diseases
- Skin cancer
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cumulative trauma disorder
- Metal poisoning
- Exposure to toxic compounds
- Airborne disease
- Cumulative exposure to chemicalsEmployees under regular work situations only risk catching cold or flu from other coworkers but there are some occupations in which catching a serious illness is a real concern.
- Employees that may become so ill that they become debilitated include:
- Who might be at Risk?
- Medical staff: Doctors, nurses, surgeons, and so forth are surrounded by sick patients regularly, but an occupational illness is not an “accepted risk.” The hospital or clinic they work in and its controlling company must make reasonable means to help prevent the spread of disease, such as setting up quarantines or providing ample precautionary equipment.
- Construction workers: Asbestos is a carcinogen that is used widely throughout construction, despite its known hazards. Construction crews that install insulation or any other material with asbestos within it are more likely to develop lung cancer or mesothelioma.
- Lab technicians: Exposure to toxic chemicals and compounds while working in a laboratory must be kept to an absolute minimum, as ensured by a supervisor. As with medical staff, lab technicians should be afforded equipment to prevent infection and illness.
- Police and firefighters: In some cases, high blood pressure, heart complications, and anxiety are considered occupational illnesses associated with strenuous work like peacekeeping or firefighting. Contact UsOur workers’ compensation attorneys can answer your questions and help you determine the best course of action for you.
- If you or someone you know has experienced an injury on the job, call us anytime 24/7 at (855) 550-5855 for a FREE, no obligation consultation.
- Something to think about- occupational illness cases normally do not happen overnight and sometimes go unnoticed for years. These type of claims are referred to as cumulative trauma, or the repeated exposure to a hazardous source.