- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lower Back Problems caused by Constant Lifting
- Mesothelioma caused by Exposure to Asbestos
- Heart Attacks and Strokes caused by Acute Stress and/or Engagement in Prolonged, Unusually Physical Work over a Period of Time and
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals while assisting at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001.
These claims are much more complicated than claims for injuries stemming from a single incident. Also, when bringing an occupational disease claim, you will be required to identify your “Date of Disability” (rather than a Date of Accident/Date of Injury), which can be the date when your doctor diagnosed your ailment as work-related, the first day you missed work due to your ailment, or the date when you knew – or should have known – that your ailment is work-related.
As with accident claims, a two-year statute of limitations could prevent you from bringing a successful occupational disease claim. The involvement of your physician in preparing a medical narrative-report and being available to testify in support of your claim is almost-always a pre-requisite to your success.
We strongly encourage you to consult with an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney before taking any action towards beginning your claim.
With our no-fee promise, it costs you nothing to call us and secure an attorney for your case. Call our office in Westbury today at 516-259-0078, or visit our contact page.