Occupational Diseases | Here’s What to Know

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If you are facing the unfortunate consequences of an occupational disease, read on and reach out to our skilled firm today to speak with a Knoxville occupational diseases lawyer. Our legal team is on your side each step of the way. All you have to do is give us a call.

What types of occupational diseases are there?

There are several different types of occupational diseases that can be contracted depending on your job. For instance, those who work in construction or coal mining industries have commonly contracted serious medical conditions from inhaling coal dust, cement dust, and other chemicals. There are also a number of kinds of occupational diseases that our firm has unfortunately witnessed in our clients including the following:

  • Silicosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Cancer
  • Black lung (commonly seen in coal workers)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Infectious disease
  • Mental health disorders
  • COPD
  • Dermatitis

If you have contracted any of the above-mentioned diseases from your job, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your case and your options. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can ensure that your health and your best interests are prioritized.

How can I receive workers’ compensation benefits after sustaining an occupational disease?

In the event that an individual develops a work-related illness, that generally implies that he or she will be unable to return to work either permanently or temporarily. If you are in this situation, our legal team can work with you to help you acquire workers’ compensation benefits to protect the cost of your medical bills and part of your lost wages if your illness has restricted you from being able to return to work. Furthermore, if your occupational illness prevents you from perpetually being able to return to work, our skilled attorneys can fight for permanent workers’ compensation benefits that will help cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages until you achieve retirement age under Social Security.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Our Knoxville workers’ compensation attorney will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure you obtain the legal support you need.

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If you need a Knoxville workers’ compensation lawyer or employment law attorney, Morris & Doolan is here to support you. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. If you need a Tennessee employment lawyer, we are experienced in handling matters ranging from discrimination and sexual harassment to wrongful termination and FMLA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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