Occupational Disease & Illness

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Not all injuries that occur in the workplace are immediately visible. Sometimes, the damage doesn’t show itself for years. That doesn’t make the damage any less severe and it certainly doesn’t make the employer any less responsible.

If you or a family member has suffered an occupational disease that has caused temporary or permanent disability, Attorney Jeffrey Pribanic and at the law firm of Pribanic & Pribanic can help.

Workers in different industries are exposed to the risk of different illnesses. Most people are familiar with the serious lung diseases, such as black lung, silicosis, or pneumoconiosis that coal miners can suffer. Less well known are the risk of hepatitis that dental hygienists face, or the risk of cancer and liver damage that latex or polyvinyl chloride workers can suffer through chemical exposure. Some of the other occupational diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), repetitive trauma such as carpal tunnel syndrome, beryllium pneumonosis, and heart disease.

There Are Many Kinds of Occupational Diseases

Other occupational diseases, such as chronic pain syndrome, carpal tunnel, arthritis and cumulative trauma injuries may not be the result of substances worked with, but the type of work performed over time due to repeated exposure to some type of workplace hazard such as vibration or excessive lifting.

Workers who often get occupational diseases include:

  • Fabricators
  • Plant workers
  • Railroad and other transportation worker

At Pribanic & Pribanic we have over 30 years of experience representing the injured worker. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh workers’ comp settlement lawyer.

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