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Occupational Diseases

Turn to Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison for assistance filing workers comp claims for occupational diseases

Has your job made you sick? If you can prove that you have developed an occupational disease, you could qualify for workers compensation benefits. These benefits are designed to help with your medical bills and provide compensation for lost income while you are sick. In the case of a fatal occupational disease, workers compensation may provide a death benefit to your family.

What is an Occupational Disease?

Broadly speaking, an occupational disease is any illness that is caused by conditions particular to your occupation or trade, so that you are at greater risk of that disease than the general public.

Common examples of occupational diseases include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Silicosis
  • Lead poisoning
  • Radiation poisoning
  • Cancers

How to File Your Workers Comp Claim

If you suspect you have an occupational disease, it is very important to have an attorney help you prepare and file your claim. Why? Because there are many nuances in the legal principles involved here that make it difficult and complicated to prove that an illness qualifies as an occupational disease.

Fortunately, PLBH has ample experience in occupational disease cases. We will make sure all possible evidence is included in your claim to create the strongest possible argument for you to receive full and fair workers compensation benefits. We will also help you understand the time limits on occupational disease claims and make sure your paperwork is prepared and filed on time.

Now You May Wonder…

…Can I Afford to Have an Attorney Help Me?

Absolutely. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we understand that victims of occupational diseases are often struggling with large medical debts. Because we do not want to add to your burdens, we offer our services as your workers comp attorney on a contingency fee basis. You will not have to pay us a penny until we win your case.

To learn more, simply call us at (800) 435-7542 and request a free initial consultation.