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Worker’s Comp – Occupational Disease

Occupational Disease

Worker’s Compensation Occupational Disease Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC

Occupational Disease may trigger workers compensation benefits.  In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the rest of the State, the disability or death of an employee resulting from an occupational disease is treated as an injury by accident. A disease may be recognized as an occupational disease only if it is caused by a hazard recognized as peculiar to a particular trade, process, occupation, or employment as a direct result of continuous exposure to normal working conditions.  In addition to occupational diseases, injury from harmful exposures to ionizing radiation is also defined for particular attention under the Worker’s Compensation Act.

Common Occupational Diseases

Inhalation of asbestos by miners, construction workers and other industrial workers is linked to:

  • asbestosis chronic and severe shortness of breath and
  • mesothelioma lung cancer.
  • byssinosis or brown lung disease is another common work-related lung ailment, linked to breathing cotton fibers in textile plants.

These cases are very complex and not as cut and dry as your typical o the job injury case. Do not try to go it alone.  We can explain the process and what you will look forward to as your claim progresses.  Gathering your medical records is one of the first steps.  Our staff works hard to ensure this is done as quickly as possible in order to move your claim along. If you think you may be suffering from an occupational disease, getting your treating physician to relate the disease to your past employment is critical to show causation and get you the benefits you deserve.

Contact Us to discuss your on the job injury.  If you have suffered a job injury as a result of occupational disease, The Lovely Law Firm can explain your Worker’s Compensation rights.  Give us  a call today at 843-839-4111