Occupational Disease

Skilled Representation for Workers' Compensation Matters in Greater Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

An occupational disease is any condition or illness that is caused or worsened by stressors or exposures in the workplace. These conditions typically develop over time as a result of cumulative effect exposure or stress. If you are suffering from an occupational disease that requires medical treatment or will cause you to miss work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At Meliora Law Firm, our  workers’ compensation attorneys have the skill needed to protect your rights as we pursue benefits on your behalf.

Call us today at (877) 724-0515 to get started on your claim.

Common Types of Work-Related Disease

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There is a wide range of medical conditions and illnesses that may be considered an occupational disease.

Some qualifying conditions include:

  • Cancer caused by radiation or other toxins
  • Hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises
  • Lung cancer, asbestosis, or mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos
  • Illness caused by exposure to mold
  • Nervous system, respiratory system, or skin disorders
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Illness caused by exposure to chemical or biological agents
  • Lead poisoning
  • Behavioral and mental disorders such as PTSD
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

Every case is different and therefore each worker’s entitlement to benefits may vary depending on the severity of the condition, the causes of the condition, and other factors.

Many employees – especially those who work in industrial environments or in construction – are exposed to many hazards on a regular basis. However, just because you know there is a risk to your job does not mean that you do not have rights if you become ill or injured.

If you have been diagnosed with an illness or injury related to your job that requires medical attention and you need to take time off from work, Meliora Law Firm can help. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can meet with you regarding your claim to develop a strong, customized approach to seek benefits.

Seeking Workers' Compensation Benefits