Occupational DiseaseIf you have a disorder or disease that results from your workplace, this may be referred to as an “occupational disease.” While these diseases can severely impact your quality of life, you may be able to seek compensation from your employer for medical bills, pain, and other issues.
At Lerner, Moore, Silva, Cunningham & Rubel, we’re a workers’ compensation law firm with more than two decades of experience helping our clients seek damages for occupational disease. We understand the importance of experienced legal representation when an individual is making a claim against an employer.
If you would like to speak to a workers’ compensation lawyer about an occupational disease case, please dial 909-889-1131 now.
Common Types of Occupational DiseaseThere are many types of occupational disease. Keep in mind, many of these diseases can also occur outside of a workplace (in which case they would not be eligible for compensation by your employer). Let’s explore some common types of occupational disease below:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome results from issues in your median nerve. This can result from a variety of workplace actions, such as using power tools.
• Occupational Asthma: Certain types of fumes, dust, and other irritants that you may encounter at work can cause asthma.
• Tendonitis: This is a tendon injury that results from inflammation. This can be the result of various repetitive tasks, such as lifting.
• Occupational Dermatitis: Occupational dermatitis is a skin condition that can result from exposure to chemicals and other irritants.
There are other occupational diseases that you may experience. Make sure to contact us if you believe you have an occupational disease resulting from your workplace.
Benefits of Using a Lawyer When Claiming for Occupational DiseaseThere are many advantages associated with using a lawyer to claim for occupational disease. Firstly, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you establish if you have a rightful claim. There’s no point pursuing any damages if your claim is invalid.
Next, a lawyer can help you navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation law. It’s critical to remember that your employer or their insurance provider will likely put up a big fight – legal representation can help you avoid making mistakes during the claims process.
Don’t Wait to File a Claim for Occupational Disease!If you decide to wait to make a claim for occupational disease, you might deny yourself the right to compensation. California has a statute of limitation law that typically prevent individuals from claiming workers’ compensation after one year.
Therefore, it’s essential to contact a lawyer as soon as you notice any occupational disease symptoms. Once you’re aware of your injury, this time limit will begin. Don’t deny yourself the right to compensation for a work-related injury.