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Utilizing workers' comp benefits for workplace illness

Workers’ compensation can be a strange or mysterious concept. Even for those who have heard of workers’ compensation, it may be surprising to learn just how many things are covered by workers’ compensation benefits. More than just accidental injuries suffered on the job, employees can also be compensated for illnesses that have been caused by work-related factors such as exposure to dangerous chemicals or hazardous substances that can cause illness. Unfortunately, these factors are not at all foreign to many who work in and around New York City.

There are a number of illnesses that one might suffer due to work-related circumstances, ranging from mesothelioma to asthma to even lung cancer. Employees who are suffering from these illnesses might not even realize that they are work-related, which means that these employees could be missing out on monetary compensation or days off that could vastly improve their lives. If you are suffering from an illness that you believe might be work-related, consider meeting with an attorney to discuss the aspects of your case.

For information on what kind of occupational illnesses you might be suffering, what might have caused the illness or even knowledge of how the law protects you, visit our webpage. While you’re there, you can set up a free consultation to discuss the aspects of your case and potentially take the first steps on a journey that could change your life.

Nobody should have to suffer a detriment to their health simply for doing their job. Workers’ compensation benefits were put in place to ensure that this does not happen, but unfortunately, these benefits do not always come to you. By enlisting the aid of an attorney, you can ensure not only that you take advantage of the benefits to which you are legally entitled, but that you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your suffering.

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