Occupational Illnesses & Workers' Comp Benefits
If you have been diagnosed with an illness caused by your work environment or the duties you perform at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensationworkers' compensation. These benefits cover medical bills and lost earnings related to occupational diseases, but it can be difficult to recover fair compensation – particularly in claims involving severe or debilitating illnesses.
Gomez-Garcia Law, Inc. stands up for injured and ill workers of all ages, races, and backgrounds across the Los Angeles area. We know the challenges you face when trying to recover workers' compensation benefits for occupational diseases and fight back against insurance providers and employers who try to minimize, delay, or deny the benefits you need.
A Los Angelesoccupational disease lawyer at our firm may be able to help with your claim involving:
- Asbestosis or mesothelioma
- Mercury poisoning
- Lead poisoning
- Radiation poisoning
Call our offices at (888) 487-8133 for help with your claim. We offer our services in English and Spanish to better serve you.
Understanding Occupational Diseases
An occupational disease may be any illness that is caused by conditions at your work or associated with your trade. You may be at a higher risk of this type of illness due to the conditions you face at work on a regular basis, such as exposure to toxic chemicals. When diseases are work-related, workers' compensation should provide coverage for the worker and his or her family. This may include paying for a portion of the worker's lost wages and covering medical expenses associated with treating the occupational disease.
If you suspect that your illness may have been caused by your job, you need to move fast and talk to an attorney about your rights. Our Los Angeles workers' comp attorneys can get to work establishing the link between your condition and your job.