Occupational Disease: When Your Job Makes You Sick
If your job directly caused or significantly contributed to the development of a disease, it is considered an occupational disease and is covered by the New York workers' compensation program.
The workers' compensation attorneys of Alan M. Cass and Associates represent clients who have developed occupational diseases and help them obtain the full amount of workers' compensation benefits they deserve.
You may have a workers' compensation claim if, for example, you were a painter and develop cancer after years of being exposed to solvents, or if you worked in a bakery, breathing flour dust every day, and developed a lung condition.
Success in Challenging Cases
We have an impressive record of success, even in difficult cases. Workers' comp claims involving occupational diseases can be more challenging than a typical on-the-job injury case for several reasons.
- Causation: It can be difficult to prove that performing your job duties caused your disease or condition. Our lawyers know how to show the link between your job and your health problem.
- Date of exposure: Illness and disease can take years to develop, while many injuries occur at a specific place and time.
Our law firm has the knowledge, experience and resources required to determine whether your condition was work related.
Some physicians don't look at an injury from a work perspective. We can refer you to physicians who have significant expertise in evaluating occupational conditions. And we can do the work required to trace your condition back to an occupational setting — even if it occurred years or decades ago.
We have successfully represented clients who developed cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other diseases because of exposure to hazardous materials or fumes in the workplace.
If you have an occupational disease, it is important to discuss your legal rights with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. Call toll free: 888-325-5218 or e-mail our law firm to arrange a free consultation about your case.
From offices in Manhattan, we represent clients from New York City and throughout the tri-state area.