Occupational diseases are medical conditions that stem from your job. You will want to work with a Virginia workplace injury attorney who has knowledge of Workers’ Compensation. The physicians your employer utilizes may be used in a way to benefit your employer rather than you, which is why seeking legal counsel is in your best interest.
Many people are unaware that if they develop an illness while on the job they may be able to make a claim against their employer for causing it.
5 Types of Diseases or Illnesses Developed at Work in Virginia
To better understand what qualifies as occupational diseases, below is a common listing of serious health conditions that may be eligible for a claim:
- asthma; and
- other respiratory conditions.
Proving that the environment in your work situation was the cause of your disease or illness can be a challenge in a claim for Workers’ Compensation. Physicians’ records may indicate that your condition was pre-existing. If so, then you wouldn’t qualify to receive Workers Compensation benefits.
Unlike an injury that is caused by your work, occupational disease can be more difficult to prove. You should seek help from a Virginia workplace injury attorney if you have suffered a disease or illness because of your job. You may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Contact a Virginia Workplace Injury Attorney
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia workplace injury attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.