Workers deserve compensation if work conditions cause illness

Workers deserve compensation if work conditions cause illness

What sort of traits are common among good workers? Well, certainly good workers are skilled at whatever tasks are required for their jobs. Good workers also put forth their best efforts every day. Moreover, good workers are dedicated and will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means logging long hours, day after day.

Perhaps most significantly, good workers have pride and their jobs mean something to them. These workers want to always be industrious and productive. And when such a worker is struck down with an illness, he or she likely wants to get well and get back on the job.

But what happens if it is discovered that an employee’s work environment is the source of the illness and that the illness is so severe that it prohibits the employee from working? This is a problem that workers who have been exposed to poisonous chemicals or toxins may face.

Sometimes an illness, such as lung cancer, can be the result of years spent without adequate protection from deadly elements. In other cases, a debilitating illness could be the result of a brief period of extreme exposure.

Regardless of the exact cause, if you have been diagnosed with a serious illness, the symptoms of which were created by workplace conditions, you will likely need very expensive, long-term medical care. In addition, if your condition is such that you will be unable to return to work, you will need compensation to help make up for your lost income.

The Galanti & Patti is dedicated to helping workers get the compensation they deserve after suffering work-related illnesses and injuries. We put our knowledge to use helping our clients apply for all the benefits to which they are entitled. And should these benefits be denied, we are prepared and able to fight for our clients’ rights. You can read more about our services on the pages of this website.