The specific conditions you work under can lead to more than just one-time injuries. Some job conditions cause long-term occupational diseases, such as asbestosis, that lead to lifelong disability.
If you’re the victim of an occupational disease, you deserve compensation just as much as someone with an on-the-job injury. To learn more about types of occupational diseases, read through the pages listed below, and then get in touch with an occupational disease workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible.
Common Types of Occupational Diseases
Depending on the industry you work in, you could experience any of the following debilitating diseases at your Portland, OR job:
- Hearing loss
- Chemical exposure
- Trigger finger
- Epicondylitis (commonly known as tennis elbow or golf elbow)
Bear in mind that the time limit for filing an occupational disease claim could differ from the time limits for on-the-job injuries. You can also be considered disabled as a result of an occupational disease even if you’re still able to work.
Just Compensation for Diseases
If you’re filing a claim for workers’ comp occupational diseases, seek advice from an experienced lawyer. At Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, L.L.P., we’re available to discuss the specifics of your occupational disease and related claim.
Browse the pages above to learn more about the issues associated with each one, and then contact us for a consultation by calling 1-800-371-3664.