Employment occupational disease is a severely debilitating
condition affecting millions of workers, their spouses, dependents, and loved
ones each and every year. The losses an
individual may experience from employment occupational disease are numerous and
The prevalence of some employment occupational disease is well-known within the legal and medical community, as well as the American public at large. Some of these diseases that appear in workers of respective occupations at a far more prevalent rate than that seen in the general population include:
The appearance of these conditions is often times extremely debilitating to employees and generally involves expensive medical diagnosis to even find the root of their ailments, let alone begin an effective medical treatment process. Government agencies, such the Bureau of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency are in place to safeguard workers from potentially hazardous conditions, however, often times actions prove too little too late for some workers. For example, workers of the coal mining industry will experience little or no side-affects at times until many years after their chronic exposure to the harmful carcinogens found in the mines that eventually cause a number of cancers and respiratory diseases that oftentimes prove fatal. During an employment occupational disease civil case, the victims suffering from the disease, known legally as the plaintiff, will present their medical documentation and existing conditions, as well as detailed records of their employment history and capacities to the courts with the help of an employment law attorney. From this point forward, it is the burden of the defendants, typically past employers and their representative insurance providers and attorneys, to prove that your personal medical conditions stem from other causes. An employment occupational disease attorney can assist clients in ensuring this does not occur.
Of the nearly 154 million employed workers in the
The possible affects of employment occupational disease are much further reaching than the actual medical condition on victims themselves. External detriments caused by employment occupational disease include:
Sadly, the number of instances of employment occupational
disease is wholeheartedly underreported throughout
Do you or your loved one feel their medical condition is caused by employment occupational disease from past or present working environments? Contact an employment law attorney right away to investigate, document, and litigate your claims today!