Manhattan Work Illness Lawyer
Proving a disease was caused by your employment isn’t an easy thing to do. Here to help you is a Manhattan work illness attorney. We can investigate and prove your case so you can get the workers’ comp benefits you need.
Most people would never think they could develop an illness because of their work environment. Exposure to toxic chemicals, poor air quality, and allergens can cause serious illnesses, such as cancer and breathing conditions, in unsuspecting employees.
Here’s the good news: If your disease is a result of your employment, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and receive compensation to get you through your illness.
The difficulty, of course, is proving that your employment caused your illness. Many insurance companies will try to deny your claim, saying your condition could have been caused by other factors outside of your work environment. A Manhattan work illness lawyer from our firm can help you prove your case.
Jobs That Lead to Workplace Illnesses in Manhattan
Under the right conditions, workplace diseases can strike anyone. If the building you work in has dangerous mold in the walls, the drywall contains chemicals or particles you’re allergic to, or you were exposed to a chemical spill at your workplace, you could easily contract a workplace illness.
The list could go on and on, but workers in some professions are more frequently exposed to dangerous environments than others. For example, if you work for an asbestos removal company, you likely face a raised risk of contracting lung diseases like mesothelioma.
Here are some of the job types that commonly cause workplace illnesses in Manhattan:
- Tunnel and mine jobs
- Nuclear power plant work
- Healthcare work
- Warehouse and factory work
- Home inspection and renovation
- Demolition work
- Utility jobs
- Certain truck driving jobs
- Various construction positions
Occupational Illnesses in Manhattan
Occupational diseases are those that have occurred specifically because of your employment—meaning that, if not for your job, you wouldn’t have contracted that disease. The difficulty is showing that your job caused your illness. For that, an attorney can help you interview witnesses and obtain evidence to prove your case.
Here is a list of common occupational diseases seen in Manhattan work illness cases:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
- Hearing loss
- Radiation sickness
- Lead poisoning
- Breathing conditions
- Skin diseases
Consult with a Manhattan Work Illness Attorney
If your illness was the result of your work, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, just as you would be with a workplace injury. Unfortunately, work illnesses can be a little more difficult to prove than work accidents. They can sometimes occur over time, and proving your case will take a lot of knowledge and skill.
Getting help from a Manhattan work illness lawyer may be the difference between winning the compensation you need and getting a claim denial. Schedule your free consultation with Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP today. Enter your information in the form at the bottom of the page or give us a call at 212-385-9190.