Financial Support When Your Job Gives You an Occupational Disease

You’ve put in years of hard work, and it’s taken its toll.

Damage to your body from repetitive tasks leaves you hurting. Or exposure to hazardous conditions and materials leaves you ailing.

When you can’t work, you quickly get overwhelmed by medical bills and insecure about your financial future.

You should be getting workers’ compensation benefits, including checks for lost wages and medical treatment free of charge, so after you develop an occupational disease you can continue to live the secure life you worked hard to earn.

The problem is, sometimes employers and the workers’ comp system work against you, denying your benefits, refusing to admit your job caused your problem.

The lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal are here to make sure you get all the financial support you’re entitled to receive.

We don’t represent companies or the government. We help real people.

That’s why they say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    Types of Occupational Diseases

    To win workers’ compensation for occupational diseases, you must show, using medical evidence, that conditions at your job are the cause of the damage to your health.

    The attorneys at HNB have helped people win workers’ comp claims for occupational diseases like these:

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome (hand and arm)
    • Tarsal tunnel syndrome (foot)
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome (elbow, arm and hand)
    • Tendonitis
    • Chemical exposure
    • Breathing problems
    • Mesothelioma
    • Skin irritation
    • Hearing loss

    The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that carpal tunnel caused some of the highest rates of missed work nationwide in 2017, along with tendonitis. Chemical burns also made the list.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named chemical skin irritation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hearing loss from long exposure to loud noises among the common workplace illnesses that create the most problems.

    Let the team at the HNB law firm look at your case and make a plan to protect your financial future.

    We’ll provide an honest assessment of your case for free.

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    A doctor checks the reflexes of a man’s knee. Workers’ compensation for occupational diseases covers many conditions that you can develop on the job.

    Workers’ compensation for occupational diseases covers many conditions that you can develop on the job.

    What To Do When You Get an Occupational Disease

    As soon as you realize that hazards in your job have harmed you, you should file a workers’ comp claim.

    Occupational diseases are different—and sometimes less obvious—than injuries from a traumatic accident. They build up over time, but you should report them immediately once you know there’s a problem.

    Follow these steps:

    • Report your illness to your supervisor.
    • Complete a written report and get a copy.
    • Get medical treatment as soon as possible.
    • Tell the doctor every detail of hazards in your work environment.
    • Make sure your workers’ comp claim gets filed. You, your employer or your doctor can do it.
    • Don’t let your employer pay you directly for your treatment. Filing a claim protects your rights.
    • Get an experienced workers’ comp attorney.

    When you work with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer from HNB, you’ve got someone to make sure forms get filed properly, deadlines get met, and your claim is handled correctly so a mistake doesn’t threaten the benefits you deserve.

    The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says your eligibility for occupational disease benefits begins at one of three times:

    1) When your condition is first diagnosed

    2) When you first receive medical treatment for it

    3) When you leave work

    You have two years from the start of your condition to file a claim. If your diagnosis was late in that period, you can get an additional six months from the diagnosis.

    If your claim gets rejected, having an attorney means you’ve got someone to fight for you.

    HNB can take your appeal all the way to a hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission—if that’s what it takes to win benefits.

    After an occupational disease interrupts your work life, we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

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    A doctor walks down the hall of a hospital talking to a woman carrying a notebook. When you need workers’ compensation for occupational diseases, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys help you through the process.

    When you need workers’ compensation for occupational diseases, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys help you through the process.