Diseases specific to and prevalent in certain work environments or occupational activities are considered chronic ailments that may be compensable under workers’ compensation laws. Occupational diseases often cause long-term ailments and hardships that might not show symptoms until years after first exposure or continuous exposure to certain chemicals or work-related activities.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, our attorneys serve workers suffering from occupational diseases throughout Pennsylvania. Our law firm has handled tens of thousands of work injury cases since our founding in 1936. We fight for the rights of injured workers from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. We work diligently for the compensation our clients deserve for the medical, emotional and financial hardships they have suffered. If necessary, we bring appeals against employers and their insurance carriers, holding them accountable for negligence and poor working conditions.
Occupational Risk Hazards And Symptoms
Chemical exposure, poor indoor air quality and repetitive motion can cause serious occupational diseases such as occupational asthma, radiation sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, lead poisoning, eczema, skin cancer, black lung (coal worker’s pneumoconiosis) and mesothelioma (from exposure to asbestos). All of these diseases can be career-ending and severely debilitating.
Fighting Back Against Reduced Or Denied Benefits
If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits or had your benefits reduced or altered, we can aggressively advocate for your full recovery. We can help you if you have developed an occupational disease years after your employment in the occupation that caused your illness.
Our attorneys work with a network of medical, vocational and economic experts throughout that state who can provide comprehensive evaluations of your case and testify as expert witnesses on your behalf. We believe strongly in protecting the rights and interests of injured workers in all occupational fields in Pennsylvania, and we are prepared to pursue your maximum compensation, including workers’ comp and Social Security Disability benefits.