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Are You Suffering From An Occupational Illness?

Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey provides benefits for workers who suffer illness and disease proven to be the direct result of the employee’s work environment.

There are time limits for filing these types of work injury claims even though you probably didn’t acquire a work-related disease on a definitive date as is the case with an on-the-job injury. Therefore, you need legal representatives with the experience to illustrate how, why and when you got sick and to disprove arguments that you would have been sick regardless of your workplace.

Proving Work-Related Illness

Occupational illness can strike nearly every part of the human body, from the musculoskeletal system to the respiratory system, the brain, the skin and even the reproductive system. Some jobs carry high risk for illness and employers are required by law to inform you of that risk.

There are well-known diseases like mesothelioma that is caused by asbestos exposure, black lung disease that is caused by inhaling coal dust, and tinnitus or hearing loss due to loud work environments. But there also are work-related illnesses that aren’t as common and not as easily linked to the victim’s workplace.

Get Someone On Your Side

Whether or not your illness has a familiar name, it’s important to contact our law firm right away to help you through the process of making your Workers’ Compensation claim. Even common work-related illnesses require verifiable research into your work history, work habits and detailed documentation by medical experts. Rare work-related illnesses are very difficult to prove.

If you suspect your health issues might be related to your current or former workplace, let us look into it for you. We get you to the appropriate medical experts, track all the documentation and get you the financial assistance to which you’re entitled. You just concentrate on feeling better.

Contact us for free today and let’s get started on your case! We’ll meet you in your home, at the hospital or in our Paterson, NJ office.