A worker can be injured not only by a specific event but by certain conditions that arise as a result of the worker’s environment over a period of time. This includes poisoning, skin disease, respiratory illness, exposure to certain chemical and repetitive motions that cause a permanent injury. Exposure to chemicals or toxins may result in certain cancers. A job that requires repetitive motions may cause an injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome. A work environment that is excessively loud may result in hearing loss. These injuries and illnesses are generally classified as occupational diseases.
Occupational diseases may result in a decline in the injured worker’s quality of life, chronic disease or death. Failing to get adequate advice if you suspect this type of claim can cause serious harm. Brinkley Walser has a strong history of asserting claims on behalf of workers who are injured due to their work environment. There is no charge for the initial consultation.