Posted on April 13th, 2021
If you came to struggle with a disease as a result of toxic exposure that occurred while you were performing your job, you may be eligible for worker's compensation, a benefit that some employers offer to cover the medical expenses of the injured person. A lawyer can help you obtain worker's compensation from your employer.
In the United States, employees who come to struggle with a disease as a consequence of occupational toxic exposure are nearly always entitled to worker's compensation, which covers the cost of their medical expenses. However, in addition to this benefit, they are also eligible for filing a toxic exposure claim with the companies whose dangerous products they were in direct contact with. Unfortunately, in some cases, such as when the toxic agent is asbestos, people can no longer receive worker's compensation, as the diseases that develop as a result of asbestos exposure take between 20 and 50 years to develop, which means that the person will no longer be employed at the liable company by the time they receive their diagnosis. On the bright side, there are other cases in which a disease occurs within several months to several years from the moment of the exposure to a toxic agent, which means that the employee can still claim worker's compensation.
If you intend to seek worker's compensation from your employer because you came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, you need to keep in mind that there are some circumstances that will exempt you from receiving this benefit. The following situations disqualify you from obtaining worker's compensation if you developed a disease as a result of occupational toxic exposure:
Nevertheless, even if you are aware of these exceptions, you may still be unsure with regard to whether you are entitled to worker's compensation, which is why we strongly encourage you to reach out to our skillful attorneys to find out if you are eligible for this benefit, as each case is unique. Only a lawyer with vast experience in toxic exposure can tell you with certainty, after carefully and thoroughly assessing your circumstances, if you are eligible for worker's compensation, as well as for other benefits you can access if you developed a disease as a result of occupational toxic exposure.
In the regrettable event that you came to struggle with a health problem as a consequence of workplace toxic exposure, it is essential to contact a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure as soon as you receive your diagnosis. They will be able to guide you through all the necessary steps of the legal process in order to receive fair compensation for your suffering both from your employer and from the manufacturers of the hazardous products or chemicals you were exposed to. Working with a specialized attorney is crucial, as they have the knowledge and resources to help you determine for which financial benefits you are eligible if you are a victim of toxic exposure. A collaboration with a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure has numerous benefits, such as:
If you were exposed to one or multiple toxic agents on the job and developed a related disease, you are eligible for worker's compensation in the majority of states. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure, our legal team will go to great lengths to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case if you are a worker injured by toxic exposure. Some of the most common toxic agents on the job are the following:
Usually, people are exposed to multiple toxic agents on the job, which places them at great risk of developing a related disease. To recover worker's compensation, as well as financial compensation from the responsible companies, we advise you to contact our law firm, as our main area of practice is toxic exposure and we can thereby help you obtain the money you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering.
Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure and we are ready to provide you with quality legal assistance in recovering both worker's compensation and financial compensation from the companies whose hazardous products or agents you were exposed to. We will file a toxic exposure claim on your behalf, which will result in the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis, as our legal experts will gather solid evidence for you to accompany your claim.
Because we know that numerous people who are struggling with serious diseases such as cancer as a consequence of occupational toxic exposure have financial difficulties, we will expedite your claim so that you can benefit from the money you are entitled to within the shortest time possible. It is important to know that working with our legal team is free of charge unless we recover compensation for you, as we operate on a contingency fee basis.