Occupational diseases refer to any conditions that develop as a result of a person’s work activity and that are far more likely to affect other people in the same occupation than other individuals in the general population (or in another work populations). While some occupational diseases may result from the specific environments in which a worker is placed (like, for example, a coal mine), in other cases, the chemicals that workers regularly use or are exposed to can contribute to the development of occupational diseases.
When workers develop any occupational disease, they will likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but proving that their condition was directly caused by their employment can be difficult. As a result, it’s crucial that workers diagnosed with occupational diseases work with experienced attorneys like Jennifer Bisset in order to ensure that they have the strongest possible cases and the best chances of obtaining the benefits they need and deserve.
Types of Occupational Diseases
Some of the specific types of occupational disease cases that the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm have a proven track record of successfully overseeing include (but are not limited to) those that pertain to:
- Lung conditions, such as asthma, asbestosis, mesothelioma, black lung, silicosis, etc.
- Skin conditions, such as skin cancer, eczema, etc.
- Other conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiation syndrome, hearing loss, computer vision syndrome, lead poisoning, etc.
Causes of Occupational Diseases
Although the specific causes of a certain occupational disease will depend on the nature of a worker’s environment and his specific job, in general, some of the most common causes of occupational diseases include (but are not limited to):
- Exposure to chemicals and/or toxins
- Exposure to dust, smoke and/or heat
- Exposure to radiation
- Exposure to loud noises
- Use of heavy machinery
- Repetitive stress (due to regularly performing the same physical activities).
Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm
Have you been diagnosed with an occupational disease or a condition that you believe that you have developed as a result of your job? If so, the trusted Denver workers’ compensation attorneysat the Bisset Law Firm want you to know that we are here to aggressively defend your rights to compensation. Our experienced legal professionals are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation and to helping them secure the best possible results for their cases.
When you choose to work with our esteemed Denver workers’ compensation lawyers, you can trust that we will work diligently to keep your case moving and keep you advised of every development in your case. In addition to being diligent and dedicated, our attorneys are upfront and honest. They will keep you informed of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices and possibilities that you have as you move through the process, and whether it makes sense to settle your case or go to trial.
Let’s Talk About Your Rights to Benefits
Contact the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.