Occupational Diseases in Tennessee | What to Know

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Our firm recognizes the magnitude an occupational disease can have on your life. If you are encountering this unfortunate situation, you are not alone. Contact us today to speak with a dedicated and experienced Knoxville occupational diseases lawyer today.

What are the most common types of occupational diseases in Tennessee?

Depending on your occupation, there are a number of different kinds of occupational diseases that can be contracted. For example, those who work in construction or coal mining industries have commonly developed serious medical conditions from inhaling coal dust, cement dust, and other chemicals. There are also several additional types of occupational diseases that our firm has unfortunately seen in our clients including:

  • Cancer
  • Black lung (common amongst coal workers)
  • Silicosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • 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.

Can I obtain temporary or permanent workers’ compensation benefits after an occupational disease?

If someone develops a work-related illness, that typically 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 obtain workers’ compensation benefits to cover the cost of your medical bills and part of your lost wages if your illness has prohibited you from being able to return to work. Also, if your occupational illness prevents you from perpetually being able to return to work, our competent 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 attain retirement age under Social Security.

Do not wait 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 be sure to acknowledge your needs and make sure that you get the legal support you need during this trying time.

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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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