An occupational disease is poorly understood, especially when it comes to individuals looking to apply for federal workers’ compensation over the same. This is a type of illness that is caused by regular and continued exposure to something within the federal workplace, thereby resulting in a chronic and longstanding disease.
Are you an injured federal worker looking to apply for OWCP benefits for occupational disease? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your claim and how we can expedite it. Occupational disease claims within federal workers’ compensation have to have the causation requirement clearly shown, so it is important to work with experienced federal workers’ compensation attorneys so you can get sufficient compensation that will continue on for as long as you are unwell. To speak with an OWCP benefits attorney for FREE, please call our office at (773) 825-3651.
Here are some of the most common types of occupational illnesses
- Repetitive strain injury to one’s fingers, hands, arms or legs
- Toxic exposure to noxious fumes or poisonous substances
- Lower back trauma
- Neurological diseases
- Cardiovascular disease caused by work conditions
- Lung diseases such as COPD
- Computer vision syndrome
Federal Workers Most Likely To Suffer From Occupational Illnesses
Postal workers, healthcare employers for the federal government, janitors and drivers such as those working with USPS are more likely to suffer repetitive strain injuries because they perform the same actions hundreds of times a day. They therefore are more likely to have issues with their wrists, shoulders, elbows and lower back.
Those that work in an industrial setting on the other hand may find themselves in close contact with biological substances that are not only toxic, but carcinogenic. This can include industrial solvents and chemicals, fungus, mold, bacteria and even infectious biological agents for those that work in government laboratories.
Occupational Illness Claims for Federal Workers – Call Us Now!
In order to have a valid claim for occupational illness in the eyes of OWCP, you need to present a factual medical report which details the specific condition or hazard that caused your disease, how often you work with offending agent, work description, full medical history and your first symptoms, when they registered and so much more. When it comes to an occupational illness claim, you don’t want to play around as OWCP will ask a lot of you. Given the complexity of these cases, you want to work with an experienced federal workers’ compensation law firm to get you the maximum compensation allowed by law. Need to speak with us at no cost to you? Let us take a look at your occupational disease claim: call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.