Passionate advocates for injured workers
An occupational disease is caused by the ill effects of consistent exposure to certain materials and conditions on the job. These illnesses develop over a long period of time, but the health effects can be very serious. Here at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP, our experienced workers' compensation attorneys help those injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve.
Examples of materials that some workers are exposed to in the workplace include toxic chemicals, smoke, dust, fibers, fumes, mold and radiation. They may work directly with some of these materials, or may have been exposed because of a safety violation. Conditions that workers may be exposed to include loud noises and poor lighting. Long-term exposure to these materials and conditions can take a toll on the body.