How To File A Claim For Occupational Illness

There are plenty of occupational hazards that can follow you for the rest of your life. When you encounter certain substances, they may have nearly immediate consequences, or conditions may take years to develop.

The list of dangerous substances that you may encounter includes:

  • Nickel
  • Lead
  • Tungsten
  • Mercury
  • Ammonium
  • Asbestos
  • Silica dust
  • Coal dust

The diseases that you can contract from these substances can range from black lung to cancer. Thanks to the workers’ compensation law, if you encountered a hazardous substance at the workplace, you can file a claim, but you do have a limited amount of time to do so. For occupational illnesses, you have 300 weeks, or about six years, to file a claim.

If you believe that you have contracted an illness due to conditions of the workplace, we at DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates, P.C., can help. We are Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists, which indicates our commitment to this area of law.

Let Us Help You Seek Compensation

In some cases, an illness does not develop until after the window to file a claim has closed. When this happens, pursuing a civil lawsuit may be the only method to receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Whether you are inside or outside the window to file a claim, our lawyers can help you seek the compensation that you deserve.

Make Those Responsible Answer For Their Actions

If you or a loved one is seeking compensation for their occupational illness, choose an experienced Pennsylvania attorney to stand by your side. Our lawyers know how important the money from a fair compensation can be, and we know how to get you the best possible outcome for it.

You can contact us at our Pittsburgh office by calling 412-567-1162 or emailing us for a free consultation today