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My Job Caused Me to Get Sick? What is an Occupational Disease?

Many Baltimore personal injury lawyers routinely secure worker's compensation benefits for their client. Those lawyers know that an

...."occupational disease" is a disease, contracted by an employee in the scope and course of employment that temporarily or permanently disables the employee.

To be entitled to worker's compensation benefits under the law, the My Job Caused Me to Get Sick? What is an Occupational Disease? - Personal Injury Lawyer Baltimore: Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney | Eric T. Kirk - baltimore_personal_injury_accident_attorney_iv(1)injured worker must prove the disease arose from incidents of the employment, and must be a customary, usual and natural consequence of that vocation. Some claims of occupational disease that have found their way through the court system involve:

  • Hearing loss
  • Silicosis
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Work related asthma
  • Repetitive trauma injuries
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Exposure to dusts, metals or toxins

These cases can be intricate, time consuming, and ultimately, expensive to litigate. Moreover, these types of claims are often contested by the insurance company. Issues of proof can be complex, and a skilled worker's compensation attorney's services are required. I extend a free legal analysis and complimentary strategy session to all injured workers. Contact me today to arrange yours. 410 591 2835.