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Throughout Arizona, and across the nation, there are many jobs that carry a high risk of contracting illness from long-term exposure to hazardous substances, toxins, and long-term strain on the body. In these instances, employees may be able to file a workers compensation claim relating to these specific types of occupational diseases.
Of course, there are several different sorts of occupational diseases which are more common than others. If you or a loved one is suffering from an occupation disease due to the negligent actions of another individual or entity, the workers compensation attoreys in our Phoenix office believe that the victim may be entitled to compensation benefits for their losses and damages including; pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses.
For more information via free consultation by phone: 1-800-706-3000 . No fees to start your case and no fees unless we win.
Causes of Occupational Diseases
As occupational diseases are chronic diseases caused by certain actions or environmental factors throughout an individual’s place of employment, there may be several different causes of occupational diseases. Some common causes of occupational diseases include:
- Exposure to Different Pressures
- Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
- Exposure to Fungicide
- Exposure to Gasses
- Exposure to Herbicides
- Exposure to Infectious Agents
- Exposure to Pesticides
- Exposure to Radiation
- Exposure to Rodenticide
- Exposure to Solvents
- Exposure to Vibration
Due to the great variety of causes, there are some areas of the body which are commonly affected more than others.
Commonly Affected Areas
By recognizing the above causes of occupational diseases, and relating those to the most commonly affected areas of the body, then relating these to the types of occupational diseases; it can help individuals discover if they may have a case against a negligent employer or entity.
Some commonly affected areas include:
- Cardiovascular System
- Central Nervous System
Of course, these are simply the most common areas affected by occupational diseases in the human body. These affected areas will typically include some type of occupational disease.
Types of Occupational Diseases
All employees of occupational diseases are required to report their disease to the employer, failing to do so may result in the employee’s ability to collect workers compensation. Thus, all Arizona employees must report this condition as soon as it arises. Furthermore, employers are responsible for providing healthy work conditions, thus when they fail to meet these requirements a lawsuit may be filed.
Some types of occupational diseases include:
- Brain damage
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Computer vision syndrome
- Lead poisoning
- Loss of hearing
- Lung disease
- Radiation illness
- Skin diseases
These are simply a few of the most common types of occupational diseases, while an individual should seek medical attention if they believe they are suffering from any of the above diseases.
Contact our Phoenix Occupational Injury Attorneys Today
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys have great sympathy for employees throughout the state of Arizona and believe that if you or a loved one has become injured on the job, the victim may be entitled to compensation benefits for their losses and damages. Our attorneys will work relentlessly to recover the maximum compensation benefits available in each of our client’s specific case.
With our primary office located in Phoenix, Arizona our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some of the local Phoenix locations our lawyers serve include:
- Pinnacle Peak
- San Tan Valley
If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or believe you may have a workers compensation case, we welcome you to contact our firm by calling 1-800-706-3000 today. At this time a member of our intake team will collect information regarding your occupational injuries and quickly connect you with one of our attorneys ready to handle your specific case.
Call us for a free consultation: 1-800-706-3000 . No fees to start and no fees unless we win.
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