When Is An Occupational Disease Compensable?
Workers’ compensation claims often stem from a single traumatic event, but sometimes working conditions can affect you gradually over time. Many occupational diseases begin to show symptoms slowly after months or even years of work.
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., we help people affected by injury, disability and illness pursue the workers’ compensation benefits they are owed under the law.
Is My Illness Covered?
There are many work-related diseases that may be covered by workers’ compensation, including:
- Allergies and severe allergic reactions, including dermatitis
- Mesothelioma and other diseases caused by toxic exposure
- Lung disease
- Mental conditions
- Hearing or vision loss
In order to secure workers’ compensation benefits for a disease or disability, you must show that the condition has “occupational origins.” This means that the disease must be directly attributable to your working conditions. Often, these diseases develop over time, making their causes difficult to prove.
Fortunately, our lawyers are skilled investigators who will gather the evidence and work with your doctor to show that you qualify for benefits. With more than 60 years of combined experience focusing solely on representing the ill, injured and disabled, we know how to develop strong workers’ compensation claims over occupational diseases.
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Please contact our law offices today at 618-215-2412 or toll free at 866-223-2525. Located in Belleville, Illinois, we serve clients throughout St. Clair County and the surrounding communities.