Workplace injuries are not limited to physical injuries. Prolonged exposure to certain environments can lead to the development of disease and illness.
In these cases, it is important to seek help from skilled legal counsel to determine whether you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
At Limonjyan Law Group, our attorney represents workers who are suffering from occupational diseases. To find out how we can help you, schedule a consultation at our law office in Burbank by calling (213) 277-7444.
Causes of Occupational Illnesses
An occupational disease or illness is considered to be any medical condition that is caused by workplace hazards and may either be short-term or long-term. Illness and disease can be caused by a number of different factors, including:
- Biological agents
- Physical agents
A physical agent may encompass anything from extreme temperatures to loud noises, which can take a physical toll on the body. Repeated exposure to chemicals such as ammonia, pesticides, chlorine, lead, and other potentially harmful materials can result in serious illnesses.
People who work with biological agents, such as parasites and infectious diseases, always run the risk of exposure. Finally, known carcinogens such as asbestos, coal tar, and wood dust can lead to serious health problems.
Call Our Occupational Diseases Lawyer Today
In any case involving occupational disease, early medical treatment is crucial, which is why you need someone in your corner who can help you fight to recover the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.