Compensation For Occupational Diseases And Illnesses
At Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, we know the ins and outs of Illinois workers’ compensation. As experienced employee advocates, we can investigate the nature of your injury, your workplace conditions, any safety violations your employer may have committed and the connection between those conditions and your health.
Furthermore, we will provide a comprehensive analysis of your medical and financial needs going forward so you can be sure you will get the financial support you need to recover, or at least regain a sense of normalcy, after your illness.
How Occupational Diseases Occur
When you go to work, you should be able to trust that you are working in a safe environment where you can get your job done well. Accidents can easily happen in any workplace, but your employer should strive to also prevent long-term exposure to harmful elements. Unfortunately, workers can still easily develop occupational diseases such as:
- Respiratory illnesses, including occupational asthma, asbestosis, etc.
- Skin diseases, including eczema, contact dermatitis, skin cancer, etc.
- Computer vision syndrome
- Lead poisoning
- Hearing damage, vision damage and other issues caused by repetitive stress, overuse or overexposure to harmful elements at work
If you believe your illness or disease was caused by your workplace, you need an experienced lawyer to fight for what is fair. Diseases and illnesses are difficult to correlate with workplace activity unless you have in-depth medical records and clear information about your health and exposure to harmful substances.
Contact An Experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Contact our offices in Chicago or Geneva to learn more about your options and how our legal team can help you. We serve employees throughout the Chicagoland area. Reach us online or call 630-232-7450 to set up an appointment.