Toxic Exposure On The Job
Exposure to a toxic condition at work can cause “occupational illness.” As these types of work-related diseases are a result of a dangerous work environment, they are also compensable under workers’ compensation insurance.
Is Your Workplace Making You Sick?
Occupational illness can result from exposure to any sort of substance that can make you sick. This can happen either in a one-time exposure, such as an infection from a needlestick in the hospital, or from a slow accumulation, such as lung disease resulting from inhaling small particles over time.
Some common occupational illnesses include:
- Lead poisoning
- Occupational asthma
- Radiation sickness
- Blood disorders
- Skin disease
If you suspect that an illness is the result of a workplace exposure, even if symptoms showed up long after the suspected exposure, talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer about the steps you need to take to pursue compensation.
Your workplace is not supposed to make you sick. If it does, you deserve compensation.
The Challenge Of Proof
As with repetitive stress injuries, it can sometimes be challenging to prove that an illness resulted from an occupational exposure. This is particularly true for illnesses that appear long after the exposure. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Siedow & Jackson, SC, can help you navigate denied claims, helping you to secure compensation after suffering from an illness you believe was caused by an exposure on the job.
An initial consultation to discuss your occupational illness costs you nothing. To schedule an appointment with a lawyer to discuss your options after getting sick from a workplace exposure, call our Eau Claire office 715-318-2743 local, or toll-free at 888-896-6174. You can also email us to get in touch.