When you consider occupational hazards, you probably think of physical injuries related to falling objects, slips on slick floors, or the use of dangerous machinery. However, workers are also legally entitled to protections from illnesses that can develop due to conditions specific to their occupation. If you’re unable to work due to an occupational disease or job-related affliction, the personal injury attorneys in New York at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., can help you receive workers compensation.
Common Workplace Medical Conditions
Some common job-related ailments include the following:
• Allergic reactions to workplace substances
• Beryllium disease
• Byssinosis (also known as brown lung disease)
• Chrome ulcers
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• Contact dermatitis
• Cumulative trauma disorders
• Hearing loss
• Heat exhaustion/heatstroke/sunstroke
• Radiation sickness
If you have suffered a work-related illness or a loved one has died due to a condition contracted on the job, please contact the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. for more information.