New York Occupational Disease Lawyers

Occupational Disease

Workers whose workplace environment causes them to develop an illness or a chronic medical condition may be entitled to workers’ compensation for an occupational disease. Illnesses and injuries including rashes, sprains, cancer, loss of hearing, and other chronic medical conditions may qualify. Working with experienced occupational disease lawyers can help workers navigate the New York workers’ compensation law and work-related injuries.

But, to receive workers’ compensation benefits for these occupational injuries and diseases, you may need the help of a lawyer.

What is Occupational Disease?

Occupational illness and injuries can be caused by long-term exposure to hazardous conditions which is different than a traumatic accident like a fall or a machinery accident. They may be harder to prove without legal help. Workers in occupations working in places such as a factory, offices, hospitals, construction sites, or other locations can suffer from an occupational disease or injury.

Some common occupational diseases and injuries include:

  • Sprains, strains, and repetitive stress or cumulative trauma injuries
  • Back pain and injuries from overexertion such as lifting and bending
  • Injuries caused by workstations with poor ergonomics
  • Skin allergies, infections, burns, and cancers caused by chemical exposure
  • Lung disease, asthma, and cancers caused by breathing toxic fumes, smoke, dust, or fibers
  • Lead poisoning
  • Loss of hearing from loud work environments

Occupational injuries or illnesses may prevent you from returning to your job for weeks or even months. Some occupational injuries or illnesses can be permanently disabling. If you can no longer work, our attorneys can help you to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. You may need to apply for workers’ compensation benefits and SSDI.

What Do Occupational Disease Lawyers Help With?

  • Occupational Diseases
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries and Carpel Tunnel syndrome
  • Hand and Arm Injuries
  • Back and Neck Injuries Due To Heavy Lifting
  • Healthcare worker Injuries

How Lawyers Help with New York Worker’s Compensation

  • Permanent Disability From Work-Related Injuries
  • Denied Benefits Claims appeals
  • Social Security Disability Hearings and Appeals

Don’t try to fight the employers and the government on your own. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. Each case takes time and preparation to find the facts, collect proof, and prepare a winning claim or appeal.

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