When you spend years of your life on the job, one thing you don't want to see happen is long-term exposure leading to illness. Unfortunately, there are many diseases and illnesses that do stem from exposure to irritants and carcinogens over the years.
Every workplace has some kind of chemical that employees will come into contact with. Whether it's window cleaner, an aerosol spray or an acid, the reality is that all of these chemicals have to be treated with caution.
If asked what conditions might qualify you to receive workers’ compensation benefits, like many in Wauwatosa, you would likely limit your answer to injuries resulting from a workplace accident. It may be for this very reason why you have not talked to your employer about the depression you are suffering from. It might seem odd to cite depression as the reason you need workers’ compensation benefits (as many may say that it is next to impossible to empirically prove that your job is the source of it). This prompts the question as to whether or not it is possible.
Pneumoconiosis derives from the Greek words for "lung" and "dust." It translates to the condition of having dust in the lungs. Any job in Wisconsin that puts you in a situation in which you may inhale certain particles in large quantities can lead to pneumoconiosis.
It is fairly easy to understand what a workplace injury is, but you may be unclear of what a workplace illness is. These two categories explain the different health issues you may encounter as a result of an accident or a situation within your workplace. Injuries happen due to an accident whereas illnesses are usually a result of exposure to a substance or some type of toxin, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
You may think that you are aware of whatever health hazards that you make encounter in Wauwatosa, yet one exists that you may recognize yet, like most, not fully understand: asbestos. Many of those that we here at the Paul M Erspamer Law Offices, S.C. have worked with on asbestos-related cases had no idea they were even being exposed it. That is because is relative rarity in today's world means that few are indeed familiar with it. Yet if you think that you have no chance of being exposed to asbestos as part of your job, you may be wrong.
Many people assume that worker’s compensation is only available to those who suffer a broken bone or other physical injury. On the contrary, the law actually covers numerous conditions, including mental illness.