Occupational Disease Claims
A large percentage of claims for workers' compensation benefits involve
injuries suffered in a catastrophic accident or which are the result of
repetitive stress and strain. These are not, however, the only types of
conditions for which an individual may be eligible to claim benefits.
If you have suffered from exposure to toxic chemical substances in the
course of your job duties, you may be entitled to receive benefits to
pay for your medical treatment and your lost wages. You should not be
forced to pay the price for having been subjected to hazardous chemical
exposure, and a workers' comp claim may make it possible for you to
cover your resulting losses.
In order to prove your workers' comp claim, it will be necessary to
demonstrate that the toxic exposure occurred at work. In some cases this
is a relatively straightforward proposition, for example if the exposure
occurred in a single incident such as a major spill or if your job duties
involved handling a harsh solvent such as benzene. In other cases it is
a far more difficult proposition given the fact that the effects of the
exposure may not manifest as symptoms for several years or decades later.
This is often true of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. When this
is the case, it may be necessary to perform an exhaustive investigation
to accurately determine the time and place of exposure.
Speak with a Workers' Comp Attorney Today
Contact us at Clawson & Clawson, LLP now if you have been diagnosed
with an illness which you believe to be the result of being exposed to
hazardous chemicals at work. We serve clients in Colorado Springs, Pueblo,
Parker and Denver, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case.
An attorney from our firm can investigate your case to find the necessary
evidence to support your claim, and we will stand by you throughout the