Quincy Occupational Disease Attorneys
Over 35 Years of Combined Legal Experience
If you or your loved one suffered a chronic illness, ailment, or condition due to working conditions, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Just like physical injuries, occupational diseases are covered by workers’ comp in Massachusetts, meaning you can seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages/income, and other related costs.
It’s important that you reach out to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you fully understand your rights and legal options. At Powers & Caccavale, we are proud to be a local workers’ comp law firm, assisting clients in the Quincy area with all types of work comp claims. We are committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
What Are Occupational Diseases?
Occupational diseases are illnesses and conditions that result from long-term exposure to unsafe or hazardous working conditions. These conditions may be certain aspects of a person’s employment duties, such as exposure to loud noises from heavy machinery in the manufacturing industry, or they may be incidental conditions, such as exposure to asbestos from working in an old office building.
In any case, occupational diseases can have serious, life-long effects. They may prevent victims from returning to work, obtaining any gainful employment whatsoever, or they may result in death. In many cases, victims are unaware that they have an occupational disease until years after they have stopped working. These factors can make it very difficult to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Having an experienced attorney, like those at Powers & Caccavale, on your side can make all the difference in your case.
Common Occupational Diseases
Occupational diseases affect workers across all industries, including office workers, construction workers, factory workers, service industry workers, and more.
Some of the most common types of occupational diseases include:
- Skin diseases, like ulcers, skin cancer, inflammation, contact dermatitis, eczema, and rashes
- Hearing loss, often as a result of long-term exposure to loud noises in the workplace
- Respiratory illnesses, such as mesothelioma (from asbestos exposure), chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), pneumonitis, asthma, and pharyngitis
- Repetitive strain injuries, including joint injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hernias caused by overexertion
Note that this list is not exhaustive; if you or your loved one is suffering from a chronic, work-related illness or condition, you may have grounds for an occupational diseases workers’ comp claim.
You May Be Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Just like any other type of on-the-job injury, your work-related occupational disease is covered by workers’ compensation in most cases.
You may be able to recover compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages/income
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
We encourage you to reach out to our firm right away for a free consultation with one of our Quincy occupational disease attorneys. With over 35 years of combined experience, our attorneys can fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you are owed. We proudly provide compassionate, personalized legal representation tailored to each client’s unique needs and concerns. When you work with us, you work directly with your attorney throughout the entire legal process.