Many people develop serious medical conditions as a direct result of their employment. In cases where a direct link between the performance of your job and your medical condition can be made, you have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits for lost wages due to time away from work and medical care to treat the condition.
These cases can be very complex because the insurance company can argue that you contracted the disease in a way that was not job related. It is important that you seek the advice of an experienced New York occupational diseases attorney who understands the law and will fight to protect your interests.
Powerful Representation For Workplace Injury Victims
At the Law Offices of Dennis Kenny, P.C., we represent clients throughout New York state in many different types of occupational disease claims. We have the knowledge, the skill and the commitment to properly handle your case. We have experience handling cases at every stage of the appellate process, and we will see your case through to its conclusion.
Some examples of occupational diseases include:
- Silicosis, Caisson's disease and other breathing conditions
- Lung cancer
- Lead poisoning
- Dupuytren's contracture and other conditions caused by overuse of muscles
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Time Is Of The Essence
You only have a limited amount of time to file a workers' compensation claim for an occupational disease. You have two years from the date of your disability or from the time you knew or should have known that your disease was work related, whichever is later. Don't let this important deadline pass you by. If you suspect that a condition is work related, talk to one of our lawyers immediately.
Learn About All Of Your Legal Options
Contact our office today to discuss your occupational disease claim. We will provide a complete review of your case and help you understand the process involved. You can reach us by telephone at 845-764-4494 or toll free at 888-312-5516 to speak with a highly qualified New York workers' compensation lawyer. You can also reach us via email.