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Occupational Illness Claims

Wilson & McQueen March 23, 2023

Getting hurt on the job is a fear that many Americans have. Any kind of injury or illness could potentially prevent an individual from working and earning his or her vital paycheck, which is an incredibly stressful thought. Occupational illness claims, in particular, affect thousands of workers each year, and they can be more difficult to prove than injury cases. While we hope you stay healthy and whole, the attorneys here at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC are here to help you when workers’ compensation providers fail to grant you critical financial benefits in your time of need.

What Is an Occupational Illness?

An occupational illness is any chronic sickness that occurs in workers as a result of their work environment. Some common occupational illnesses that occur following exposure to harmful substances include the following:

  • Respiratory conditions

  • Skin diseases

  • Poisoning

While there are laws designed to protect employees from working conditions that are known to lead to occupational diseases, individuals are still falling victim to hazardous situations. Additionally, many claims are wrongfully denied by workers’ compensation providers. At Wilson & McQueen, PLLC our attorneys have experience in dealing with the filing and appeals process for workers’ compensation, and we can help you complete the process in order to increase your chances of receiving financial benefits.

Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Lexington

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an illness related to a work environment, our Lexington attorneys of Wilson & McQueen, PLLC want to help you. Whether you are filing an initial claim or appealing a denied claim, call us to speak to a representative and discuss your options today.