Occupational Diseases Lawyer: Protecting Workers' Rights

If you have suffered or been exposed to a disease through your job that has rendered you injured, disabled or unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation.   

The Workers' Occupational Diseases Act is an Illinois statute that allows employees who have been exposed to a disease or had diseases aggravated through the course of their employment which rendered them disabled, to obtain compensation to help with their economic losses, medical treatments, medical bills and other expenses when they are able to provide the cause of the injury is due to their employment.

Occupational disease comes in many forms

Types of occupational diseases, occupational illnesses and other medical conditions suffered by professionals due to their work conditions or work environments:

  • Lung disease
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Hearing loss
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Silicosis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Other work-related illnesses and ailments

Certain professions are more prone to occupational disease injury

Miners, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT) and others who find themselves exposed to pathogens or other specified diseases under the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act and workers’ compensation laws, may have claims specific to their lines of work, due to the nature of their profession and exposure to toxic chemicals, such as asbestos.

Occupational disease lawyers and workers’ compensation attorneys serving Cook County, DuPage County and all of Illinois

If you or a loved one or family member believes they have been exposed a disease through their employment that they would not have been exposed to otherwise, and that it has rendered them disabled or unable to work, it is important to reach out to a work injury and workers’ comp attorney about your occupational disease case right away. The statute provides for time limitations, otherwise known as statutory limitations, within which you must bring your occupational disease claim and workers’ compensation claim, making it more important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.  

The skilled and experienced workers’ compensation and occupational disease attorneys at the law firm of Romanucci & Blandin are ready to fight for you and will bring with them their knowledge, experience and compassion. We provide a free evaluation of your case.

Free consultation with Chicago-based occupational disease lawyers

The workplace injury and occupational disease attorneys at the law firm of Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our law offices at 312-458-1000 or click here for a free case evaluation. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.

Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal assistance and contacting the workplace injury lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin’s law office for a free consultation regarding personal injury cases and workplace injury claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship


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