Occupational Illness/Disease Claims
Workers’ compensation insurance provides support for workers who suffer injuries or have fallen ill due to workplace conditions. While many workplace injuries are caused by sudden accidents, claims can also be filed for illnesses which occur gradually, such as exposure to toxic chemicals or asbestos. An occupational illness or disease isn’t obtained due to a single traumatic event, but is acquired as the direct result of employment over a long period of time.
At Brooks Law, we are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and pursuing the benefits they deserve. Our Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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Types Occupational Illnesses
Unfortunately, not every disease constitutes a workers’ comp occupational illness claim. To recover compensation or your illness, you must demonstrate that your disease was directly caused by the dangerous conditions present in your working environment. Diseases can be caused by a variety of factors.
Common occupational illnesses include the following:
- Cancer – Toxic exposure to carcinogens for an extended period of time can result in leukemia or lymphoma.
- Repetitive motion injuries – Common among office workers who constantly type or use computers, including carpal tunnel and tennis elbow (epicondylitis).
- Skin disease – Any allergic reaction caused by contact with an irritant derived from work-related activities.
- Respiratory disease – Often caused by airborne exposure to asbestos, resulting in Mesothelioma.
- Physical injuries – Lower back pain or a hernia can stem from continued work activity.
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Even though the workers’ compensation system is established to protect the rights of injured workers, many insurance companies find ways to deny claims. Our workers’ comp lawyer at Brooks Law possesses an extensive knowledge of Massachusetts law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system. In addition, we don’t charge anything for the initial consultation and you never have to pay upfront fees.