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Workplace exposure could cause illnesses

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2015 | Workplace Illness |

The most important thing to determine before filing a workers? compensation claim is to determine that your injury was suffered on the job. For many injuries, this is fairly easy to prove. If you are working on a construction site, and you fall down an elevator shaft, it is obvious that you would not have suffered this injury were it not for your job. But for employees who work around dangerous chemicals, illnesses suffered because of exposure may be difficult to prove.

Depending on the industry in which you work, you may be suffering from exposure that will lead to a serious illness every day. You may already be afflicted with an illness that was caused by exposure to asbestos, lead, mercury or other such dangerous chemicals. What you may not know is that such occupational illness is usually covered by workers? compensation benefits. If you are suffering from mesothelioma or lung cancer, for example, you could be entitled to compensation.

The difficulty with these occupational illnesses is that it is much more difficult to prove that your work conditions directly contributed to your condition. There are a number of different factors, such as smoking, that can contribute to lung cancer. If you have been exposed to any of these other factors, it can make it even harder to prove that your lung cancer is the result of job related issues.

Unfortunately for victims of workplace illnesses, by the time they realize that their career has caused them to suffer an illness, they have larger concerns than proving the validity of their work-related illness. The focus of the victim should be on recovery, which is why we take pride in managing all the legal aspects of a workers? compensation claim. Visit our website to find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your workplace illness.



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