When most people think of health issues as a result of the workplace environment, they often think of severe physical injuries resulting from an accident. However, there are many types of injuries -- including repetitive injuries that develop after performing the same actions over and over -- and illnesses that are caused by substances in the workplace to which an employee may be exposed. The attorneys at Dugan & Associates, P.C. can help workers in Pennsylvania suffering from a workplace illness or repetitive injury seek the necessary compensation they need to manage their medical conditions.
There are several different illnesses that workers in a variety of different fields face. For examples, coal miners often suffer from lung diseases, including pneumoconiosis, silicosis or black lung. Others, such as dental hygienists, could be exposed to hepatitis while those who work with polyvinyl chloride or latex could suffer from liver damage or cancer.
Others could suffer injuries through repetitive motions, including carpal tunnel syndrome. For many, incapacitating injuries can also create serious mental health issues. In some cases, those suffering an injury to their back or neck, for examples, can also experience severe depression as a result.
Regardless of the workplace illness or injury you may be experiencing, the attorneys at Dugan & Associates, P.C. can review your case. Our firm has over 20 years of experience working for injured or ill workers in Pennsylvania. We will look at your medical records and other details of your situation and help develop strategies in our pursuit of fair compensation. An initial consultation could be the first step toward a fair resolution of your workers' compensation claim.