Exposed To Hazards On The Job?
Nearly any occupation may expose workers to dangers that can cause an occupational disease. Certain types of workers are at increased risk, however, such as health care providers, drivers, construction workers and laborers, cleaners, exterminators, cargo loaders/unloaders, and demolition and excavation workers.
At Kanoski Bresney, we represent workers who suffer illnesses and injuries from occupational diseases. In addition to workers' compensation benefits, you may be able to file a separate personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party. Speak with one of our attorneys to learn more. For a free consultation with our Illinois occupational diseases lawyers, please call 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419, or contact us online.
Occupational Diseases Can Cause Serious Injury Or Illness
Occupational diseases include injuries and illnesses caused by overuse of muscles, poor ergonomics and exposure to toxins or particulates.
Workers who are subject to these types of hazards may experience:
- Brain damage
- Chemical burns
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck and back injuries
- Joint injuries
- Skin disorders
- Organ damage
- Lung damage
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/RSD
- Wrongful death
Prolonged exposure to the following materials can be dangerous if they are inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin: asbestos, dust and fibers, silica, lead, mercury, pesticides, solvents, toxic mold, diesel fuel, benzene and formaldehyde. Gloves, safety goggles, dust masks and other protective clothing should be worn when handling toxins.
Workers should be given ergonomically correct workstations and educated about the effects of posture when doing their jobs. Anyone who lifts heavy materials should be shown the safe, correct way to lift.
Springfield Workers' Comp Attorneys
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