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Occupational Diseases

Occupational Diseases

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Not all jobs are safe. Asbestos, silicosis, anthrax and some types of hearing loss are just a few of the diseases or hazards one might suffer on the job. According to the World Health Organization, an “occupational disease” is any disease contracted primarily as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work activity. These occupational diseases are covered under workers’ compensation laws.

An estimated 1.2 million people who worked in 2013-14 were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by work. If you have suffered from these problems on the job, you could be reimbursed for medical treatment, medical travel, and lost time from work.

If you have experienced any of these or other on-the-job injuries, it’s important you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Evidence may be lost or destroyed by your employer, so don’t hesitate.

Kelly and West has had more than 30 years of experience helping people like you get the help they deserve after suffering from an occupational disease. Call us today at 800-936-3133.

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