Was Your Disease Caused by Your Job?
Some jobs expose workers to an increased risk of injury or disease. Certain job injuries are obvious, like a broken bone from a fall. But many types of work related injuries and diseases are not so obvious.
Many work related injuries occur gradually over time, like carpal tunnel or other repetitive stress injuries. Many types of cancer, lung illness, kidney failure and brain damage are caused by work conditions. The cause of these illnesses is often a toxic chemical that is present in the workplace. Sometimes, even without your knowledge!
If you have sustained a serious illness or disease and believe it may be connected to your work, contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. For representation in North Central Iowa, contact the Trevino Law Offices. To contact our law office in Fort Dodge, Iowa, call 888.325.8507.
Occupational Disease and Injury Claims
An occupational disease arises from the work conditions that a person is exposed to, such as loud noises, repetitive stress and exposure to toxic chemicals. Examples of occupational diseases and illnesses include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive stress injuries to the arms or shoulders
- Back, neck and disc injuries caused by repetitive work strain or lifting
- Cancer (caused by toxic chemicals, sealants and cleaning fluids)
- Tendonitis of the elbows or shoulders
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Knee injuries
- Mental illness (caused by work stress or anxiety)
- Lung diseases caused by exposures to welding fumes, asbestos, silica and numerous other industrial compounds
If you have suffered an occupational injury or disease, you may have a right to receive workers' compensation benefits. If a third party has contributed to your condition, you may also have a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. We pursue both sources of recovery if that is appropriate.
Contact the Trevino Law Offices
Speak to an attorney at the Trevino Law Offices today to learn more about your right to receive compensation for an occupational disease claim. Our attorney, Tito Trevino, has been handling workers' compensation claims and personal injury claims for more than 35 years.
To schedule a free consultation with attorney Tito Trevino, call 888.325.8507, or contact us by e-mail.