NYC Work Illness Lawyer
Is your job making you sick? An NYC work illness attorney can help you prove your case and recover the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
When it comes to filing for workers’ compensation benefits, workplace illness cases can be a lot more complicated to prove than workplace injury cases. Accidents at work can easily be pointed to as the cause of an injury; they happen in an instant, and there could be witnesses to back up those kinds of claims.
Illnesses, however, can develop over time, sometimes over the course of many years. Proving that your sickness is a direct result of your employment can be tricky. Handling a case like this on your own is difficult at best because you likely don’t have the legal knowledge needed to prove your case to the insurance company.
To boost your chance of recovering compensation for your work illness, team up with an NYC work illness lawyer who knows all about New York’s workers’ compensation laws. We will be able to help you gather evidence to prove that your illness was not a pre-existing condition and that it was directly caused by your employment.
NYC Employees at High Risk of Occupational Illnesses
Anyone could contract an illness or disease at his or her place of employment. For example, if you work in an older building, and the walls contain dangerous mold or asbestos, you could develop mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result.
Although it’s possible for anyone to contract a disease as a result of his or her employment, some jobs come with a higher risk. The following types of employees are often exposed to dangerous chemicals or substances that could lead to illness or disease:
- Construction workers
- Tunnel and mine workers
- Cement handlers and cement truck drivers
- Warehouse workers
- Utility workers
- Demolition workers
- Factory workers
- Home inspectors
Which Kinds of Diseases and Illnesses Qualify for Benefits?
Whenever it can be proven that you’ve developed an illness or disease because of your employment, that illness will qualify. The trick is that you must have enough evidence to back up your claim. Often referred to as occupational diseases, the following illnesses, conditions, and diseases commonly arise out of employment conditions:
- Mesothelioma and lung cancer
- Hearing loss caused by sound exposure in the workplace
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lead poisoning
- Radiation sickness
- Byssinosis (lung disease)
- Various forms of cancer
- Skin diseases
- Breathing conditions like asthma
An NYC Workplace Disease Attorney Can Help
If you’ve been exposed to dangerous substances or conditions at your workplace and have developed a disease or health condition as a result, you can file a workers’ comp claim to receive funds to pay for medical expenses, missed wages, and disability.
You have rights in the state of New York, and your NYC work illness lawyer will fight to see that those rights are protected. Allow Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP to handle your workers’ comp case. We offer a free consultation, so call us today at 212-385-9190 or enter your information into the form below.