Worker’s Compensation Benefits for Occupational Diseases
Experienced New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
Many occupations hold inherent risks. Occupational diseases pose a real threat to many workers in the United States. To protect their employees, employers must obtain some form of Worker’s compensation insurance. Diseases and illnesses sustained at work warrant compensation.
Occupational diseases can extensively damage your health. They arise from dangers in the workplace, occupational exposures and repetitive or strenuous tasks done on the job. If not addressed, they can lead to injuries that can potentially prove fatal.
Some Common occupational diseases include:
2.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Causes of Occupational Diseases
Many factors can cause occupational diseases. In Worker’s compensation claims, an individual must prove that the work was a substantial contributing factor. An example would be if a construction worker performed tasks in a building with asbestos and contracted mesothelioma. They can file for compensation for their work-related disease. Another example is if an employee constantly repeats the same motion and damages the muscle or tendon.
Some Common causes of occupational diseases include:
- Working with hazardous materials
- Lifting heavy materials
- Working in ill-ventilated areas
- Working in a noisy environment
Do You Have a Claim?
In order to qualify for Worker’s compensation, you must prove that work-related tasks substantially contributed to or aggravated an injury.
If you or a loved one contracted an occupational disease, it is important you seek the representation you need. At Levinson Axelrod, our New Jersey Worker’s compensation attorneys have the experience and skill you need. In the last five years, we have helped our clients recover over $350 million in verdicts and settlements.