Employers are subject to regulations that protect workers from the consequences of injury. These regulations arose out of a long history of devastating injuries workers sustained before the full scope of hazards in the workplace was understood. Railroad workers often suffered hearing damage. Miners ended up with respiratory damage after years of exposure to air pollutants.
Today, despite employers’ best efforts, workers are still often exposed to harmful elements on the job. In some cases, simply performing the job causes repetitive motion injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) to develop over time. In others, chemical fumes, bright computer screens or jarring motions from equipment could cause long-term illnesses or physical impairments.
Whether you have been injured in a labor-intensive job or have developed carpal tunnel syndrome from sedentary office work, you could have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim.
- Respiratory issues such as asthma
- Injuries and illnesses caused by asbestos exposure
- Mesothelioma or lung cancer
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Illnesses related to mental or emotional stressors
Proving Your Case For Compensation To The Insurance Company
You have the right to pursue compensation through your employer’s insurance company, but actually recovering benefits is often an arduous process. Insurance companies may argue that your illness or disease was caused by factors unrelated to your job. Furthermore, if they accept fault for what you have suffered, the compensation settlement they offer will likely be on the low end of the spectrum. They are concerned about their financial success more than your personal well-being.
The legal process can be confusing, but you do not have to end up chasing benefits and getting nowhere. An experienced attorney can take on the burden of the legal battle for you while advocating for your rights and doing the job well. Our team will develop a strong case for compensation, personally walk you through the legal process and make sure your immediate and long-term needs are addressed.
Request A Free Consultation With A Lawyer
No amount of money can change the injury you have suffered or your prospects for medical recovery, but it can help lift the financial burden off your shoulders and help you return to a sense of normalcy. Contact our firm online or at (978) 256-9655 for more information. We are here to help.
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