What if I Contracted an Occupational Disease?

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Our firm understands the devastation and hardship that contracting an occupational disease can have on an individual and their family. Because of this, our legal team has trained for defending people in this situation to ensure they obtain the benefits and justice they deserve. Continue reading, and give our skilled Knoxville workers’ compensation benefits lawyer a call today. We are on your side no matter what you are facing. We look forward to hearing from you.

What are the different kinds of occupational diseases?

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

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

If you have faced any of the above-mentioned diseases as a result of your job, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your case and your options. With the aid of an experienced attorney, you can feel more comfortable knowing that your health and best interests are number one.

Can I obtain workers’ compensation benefits after sustaining an occupational disease?

If an individual acquires a work-related illness, that typically indicates that he or she will be unable to return to work either permanently or temporarily. If you are in this case, our legal team can work with you to help you receive workers’ compensation benefits to protect the cost of your medical bills and part of your lost wages if your illness has hindered you from being able to return to work. Also, consider your occupational disease prevents you from perpetually being able to return to work. In a situation like that, our skilled attorneys can fight for permanent workers’ compensation benefits that will help protect the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages until you reach retirement age under Social Security.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Our Knoxville workers’ compensation attorney will take whatever steps are needed to ensure you obtain the legal support you require to heal and move forward.

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