Occupational Diseases

Experienced Work Injury Lawyers in Southern California to Help you Secure Full Compensation for Your Occupational Disease Case

Occupational diseases can silently affect workers, often resulting from exposure to harmful substances or conditions in the workplace. If you can prove that you have developed an occupational disease, you could qualify for workers compensation benefits that will help with your medical bills and provide compensation for lost income while you are sick. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, our dedicated team of occupational disease lawyers in Southern California is here to provide the legal support you need to navigate this complex terrain.

Have you suffered from an occupational disease or illness? Contact our work injury lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

Common Occupational Illnesses Suffered at Work

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 public. They encompass a wide range of illnesses caused or aggravated by workplace conditions, and some of the most common occupational diseases include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Cancers
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hearing and/or Vision Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Lead poisoning
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Radiation poisoning
  • Respiratory Illnesses
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries (Such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Tendonitis)
  • Skin Diseases
  • Silicosis
  • Stress and Mental Health Conditions
  • Toxic Exposure

No matter how severe, occupational diseases can have a lasting impact on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Our dedicated work injury lawyers and staff in Southern California have the experience to help you pursue compensation.

Steps Should You Take After an Occupational Illness

After being diagnosed with an occupational disease, it’s crucial to take the following steps. Here’s what you should do:

  • Seek medical attention promptly.
  • Report the illness or disease to your employer or supervisor as soon as possible.
  • Keep detailed records of your medical treatments, expenses, missed workdays, and any communication with your employer regarding your occupational disease.
  • Contact an experienced work injury lawyer to understand your legal rights and options.

If you suspect you have an occupational disease, it is very important to have an attorney help you prepare and file your workers’ comp claim. Why? Because there are many nuances in the legal principles involved here that make it difficult to prove that an illness qualifies as an occupational disease. Fortunately, our skilled occupation disease lawyers have the experience and expertise to handle your case, no matter how severe.

What Damages Can You Seek in an Occupational Disease Case?

If you’ve been diagnosed with an occupational disease, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Types of compensation in these types of cases include:

  • Medical expenses related to the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity.
  • Vocational rehabilitation if you need to change careers due to your illness.
  • Disability benefits, including temporary or permanent disability payments.

Our experienced lawyers will assess your case’s unique circumstances to determine the appropriate compensation to pursue on your behalf.

How a Work Injury Lawyer Can Help with Your Occupational Illness Case

Navigating the legal complexities of an occupational disease case can be daunting. Our team of skilled occupational disease lawyers has a deep understanding of California’s workers’ compensation laws and can assist you.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we stand out as top work injury lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our firm has decades of experience in workers’ compensation cases and has recovered over a billion dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each occupational disease case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating work injury cases of all types, including workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.
  • Our attorneys have frequently served as Judge Pro Tem for the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board.
  • Through the State Bar we are a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

If you are suffering from a work-related illness or disease, you need to act swiftly. Call our experienced work injury lawyers for assistance in filing a workers’ comp case.

Contact the Skilled Work Injury Lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to Handle Your Occupational Disease Case

Don’t let the burden of an occupational disease overwhelm you. The knowledgeable and experienced work injury lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison are here to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Because we do not want to add to your burdens, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis so you will not have to pay us a penny until we win your case. Contact us today at (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation!

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