An occupational disease can develop over time
A workplace injury can occur in a second or take months or even years to develop. Jobs that expose workers to hazardous materials or force employees to strain their bodies every day can lead to an "occupational disease."
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we are ready to help injured workers pursue compensation and benefits. We know that insurance companies are not always responsive to your needs. Let us be your advocate. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.
Some potential clients wonder if an occupational disease is covered by workers' compensation. It's no different than filing a claim if you fell on the job or injured your back. If your claim is successful, your employer's workers' compensation insurance will cover medical care and a portion of your lost income.
What are examples of occupational diseases?
The following is a brief list of some common occupational diseases:
- Mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure
- Lung disease
- Radiation sickness
- Lead poisoning
While any worker may have to cope with an occupational disease, the following occupations have a high risk for employees:
- Automobile repair
- Metal machine work
How a North Carolina workers' compensation lawyer may be able to help you
Don't let the insurance company decide your future. Take back control. Talk to a workers' compensation law firm in North Carolina today to see if we can help. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. We know how to fight for the compensation and benefits you may deserve. Call 1-866-900-7078 today for a free case evaluation.
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