If You’ve Become Sick On-the-job, You Need an Occupational Illness Attorney to Defend Your Rights
The exposure of toxic substances is a leading cause of work-related diseases that impact employees over time or from one time of exposure. Known as “occupational illness”, the condition can result from any form of substance that makes you sick by inhaling a poisonous chemical.
For many workers in El Paso and the state of New Mexico, occupational illness is not a reality until severe damage has occurred or symptoms begin to affect them more frequently. Symptoms are diverse and may not show until several months later. For that reason, if you suspect you’ve become a victim of a work-related illness, you should consult with an occupational illness attorney today.
At the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., our occupational illness attorney works to assist injured workers in El Paso and within the state of New Mexico with filing a claim for workers’ compensation. As an injured worker, it’s important to receive a compensation that’s sufficient to cover medical fees and any losses you’ve incurred as a result of your illness. Our law firm is committed to fighting for your protection, especially when employers attempt to deny the claim. We will be there with you every step of the way.
Which Illnesses Are Related to ‘Occupational Illness’?
While the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) outlines more than twenty workplace diseases and injuries, these tend to be the most commonly reported:
- Blood disease
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Black Lung (also known as coal worker’s pneumoconiosis)
- Radiation Sickness
- Lead Poisoning
- Liver cancer
Causes of occupational illness may include:
- Chemical exposure
- Poor air quality
- Repetitive motion
Symptoms of Occupational Illness
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 15% of asthma sufferers in the U.S. are caused by work-related factors. Other symptoms of occupational illness are visible on the skin such as the development of eczema. In severe cases, the symptoms eventually lead to death.
The most common signs of illness include:
- Trouble breathing
- Hearing loss
- Heat illness
- Skin reactions including rashes or burns
Do Not Delay Seeking Help — Your Health May Be at Risk
Seeking help early on is key to protecting your health. Our occupational illness attorney can assist you with the help you need to fight your case. Simply give us a call today to schedule a free consultation. We provide information upfront and work quickly to secure your well-being.