You can be eligible for workers' compensation even if your illness or injury is not the result of an abrupt accident. These illnesses that develop over time are known as occupational diseases. In order to properly document your condition and meet all of the application requirements, you should contact a New York workers' comp attorney.
At the Law Office of Daniel M. Morrin, we have helped clients suffering from occupational diseases since 1983. We give you access to the lawyer who will handle your case from beginning to end, and we make sure that all of your questions about your condition and how it affects workers' compensation are answered. To schedule a free initial consultation, fill out our online form or call 516-750-0893.
Nassau County Attorney Handling Work-Related Disease Cases
Two of the most common situations involving occupational diseases are:
- Repetitive motion injuries: Computer operators and other office workers can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, which develops from the repetitive motion and crooked angle of the wrist that result from typing on a keyboard. Those who work at a job where a repetitive lifting motion is required can end up damaging their back and qualifying for workers' compensation as well.
- Exposure to fumes or dust: An occupational lung claim can result when your job exposes you to various types of dust or fumes. If you were not given proper protection, such as a respirator or mask, and inhaled things such as asbestos, cement, exhaust fumes from running machinery, etc., you may have a workers' compensation claim. These types of claims can be difficult to understand and report, but they still must be reported in order for you to be eligible for workers' compensation.
Our experience with occupational diseases has been strengthened by the work we do while representing unions in New York. For example, we represent a nurses' aides union on Long Island, and we have helped with occupational disease claims related to back injuries that stem from constantly lifting patients who cannot move themselves.
Get Help With Your Occupational Disease Claim
At the Law Office of Daniel M. Morrin, we work for you when you can't work. Schedule a free initial consultation with a Long Island attorney handling occupational disease cases by filling out our online form or by calling 516-750-0893. Se habla español.