Repetitive stress injuries have been around forever, and according to OSHA, they cause about 25% of the workplace injuries each year at a cost of about $15 billion. But what are some of these injuries, and what causes them?
Category Archives: Occupational Disease
What diseases can come from your occupation? Find out from our Long Island Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
It is common knowledge that Workers’ Compensation gives benefits to people that got hurt while working for anatomical injuries. These injuries can include breaking bones, being paralyzed, or even dying on the job because of a fall or other types of physical injury. Workers’ Compensation also covers benefits that help people who have “occupational diseases.” The workers contract these diseases from being exposed to chemicals, infirmities, or other substances during their time of employment on the job. Since Workers’ Compensation laws vary by the state, an injured employee should contact a lawyer that specializes in Workmen’s Compensation as soon as they can.
Each State’s Definition of Occupational Disease DiffersDue to the fact that every state defines occupational disease differently, an employee that gets hurt on the job should contact a Workers’ Compensation attorney as soon as possible. There are lawyers that...
When a worker gets injured or gets a disease from their work activities, they are quite often denied the benefits they deserve because a specific action cannot be pinpointed for the issue. This is not a necessary aspect to garner Workers' Compensation benefits. Here’s why.