St. Louis Occupational Disease Lawyer – Mesothelioma Lawyer – Asbestos Exposure
A worker suffering from an occupational disease can seek compensation for his or her condition.
An occupational disease is a condition or illness that occurs as a direct result of work or occupational activity. It is estimated that 860,000 illnesses and 60,300 deaths occur each year from workplace exposures in the United States.
A worker suffering from an occupational disease can seek compensation for his or her condition. If you or a loved one are a victim of a work-related disease, contact the St. Louis workers compensation lawyers at the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann at (314) 361-4300 today!
Types of Occupational Diseases
Occupational diseases include any type of chronic disease caused by environmental factors or activities in the work place. There are many different types, each having a different cause. Some of the more common ones include:
- Lung Disease
- Heart Disease
- Skin Disease
- Central Nervous System Disease
- Other Occupational Cancers
These conditions may be the result of exposure to agents such as asbestos, radiation, pesticides, gas, and other dangerous solvents.
Pursuing a Workers Compensation Claim
If you believe you have a condition that is an occupational disease, it is important to follow a few steps in order to receive workers compensation.
- Notify your employer of the situation
- Seek medical attention
- Consult with a workers compensation attorney
These steps are important because in Missouri, occupational diseases must be reported to your employer within 30 days of the condition’s diagnosis. If you fail to report the incident to your employer within 30 days, you may jeopardize your ability to receive workers comp benefits.
When you notify your employer be sure to state these details: time, date, where the injury or exposure took place, and your name and address. Make sure that you make a copy for yourself. Make notes as to when and where you gave the notice. The more information you have, the more beneficial you can be to your case.
Contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
Please contact me, attorney James M. Hoffmann, for a free consultation about your case. I can help you get the workers compensation benefits you deserve. There are no upfront fees and I only get paid if you recover. I can analyze your case to determine if you can also file a personal injury claim.
Call us today at (314) 361-4300. You can also complete our Online Case Evaluation Form to schedule a FREE consultation.