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Occupational Disease Attorneys in Montebello

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Workers in many industries may be exposed to conditions that cause or contribute to certain diseases and conditions. When this happens, the employee can claim benefits under workers’ compensation. If you need a Montebello occupational disease lawyer, call Leyva & Night, APC. We are well-versed in the challenges these claims present and how to best substantiate our clients'' eligibility for benefits.

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What is an Occupational Disease?

All workers’ compensation claims do not involve an accident or injury that happens immediately. In fact, many claims result from illnesses, conditions, or diseases that happen over time due to some type of exposure at work. Workers suffering from an occupational disease are entitled to file a claim for benefits under workers’ compensation.

Some common occupational diseases may include:

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries – These are injuries caused by daily repetitive motion, such as carpal tunnel system and tendonitis.

  • Lung Diseases – Industrial workers may be exposed to certain chemicals that cause respiratory problems, such as asthma, silicosis, asbestosis, and lung cancer.

  • Other Cancers – Exposure to toxic chemicals can result in several forms of cancer.

  • Hearing Loss – Being exposed to high levels of noise in the workplace can result in tinnitus or hearing loss.

  • Skin Problems – These may include rashes, chemical burns, and lacerations.

  • Cardiovascular Injury – Many factors in the workplace can contribute to cardiovascular injury.

It is common for workers to fail to file a claim for occupational diseases. In some cases, the employee may not initially make the connection between the condition and their employment. In other situations, employers actually discourage workers from filing these claims.

Securing Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers suffering from an occupational disease may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. There are a few different types of benefits that may be available to a worker with an occupational disease. These include medical benefits, temporary or permanent disability, and training programs. Your occupational disease attorney in Montebello can advise you about the benefits that are available in your specific situation.

Do you suspect that your employment caused your condition? Call (800) 510-7449 to speak with us.

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