Occupational Illnesses

Occupational Illnesses Claims Lawyers in Santa Ana

Santa Ana Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Workers’ compensation insurance exists to provide support for workers who are injured or have fallen ill due to workplace conditions. Although many workplace injuries are the result of sudden accidents, such as a slip and fall, claims can also be filed for illnesses which occur gradually, such as from exposure to hazardous chemicals. An occupational illness is not the result of a single traumatic event but is acquired as the direct result of employment over an extended period of time.

All workplace injuries are serious and if you or a loved one has developed an injury like this, it is vital to contact the Santa Ana workers’ compensation lawyers at Ufkes & Bright. You deserve fair and timely access to your claim and if your employer is attempting to limit or deny your coverage, our firm can help. We have more than 50 years of experience serving all of Southern California and our team has a proven track record of helping people in your situation.

Questions about filing a claim? Call (714) 909-2609

Filing an Occupational Illness Claim

Not every disease will constitute a workers’ compensation occupational illness claim. In order to receive compensation for injuries, you must show that your illness was directly caused by the hazardous conditions present in your working environment. Illnesses can be caused by a multitude of workplace factors and if you believe that your health may be at risk, it is imperative to contact a doctor immediately.

Examples of occupational illnesses include:

  • Repetitive motion injuries: Common injuries include tennis elbow (epicondylitis) as well as carpal tunnel, common among office workers who frequently type or use computers.
  • Cancer: Long term toxic exposure to carcinogens can lead to conditions such as leukemia or lymphoma.
  • Respiratory disease: A common occupational illnesses is Mesothelioma which can be caused by airborne exposure to asbestos.
  • Skin Disease: This can include any allergic reaction caused by contact with an irritant arising from work related activities.
  • Physical injuries: Conditions such as lower back pain or a hernia may also be considered under the definition of an occupational illness in cases where they stemmed from continued activity.

In short, any disease which is directly caused by prolonged exposure to the working environment may qualify the victim for workers compensation. If you are unsure if your claim is being treated unfairly, our firm can provide straightforward legal advice regarding your case. Do not hesitate to contact our offices.

Big Firm Results & Success – Small Firm Personalized Service

From the moment you walk through our doors, you will never be just a case number. At Ufkes & Bright, you will work one-on-one with a qualified Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you receive the individualized attention that your case needs. Our attorneys are well versed in the laws and regulations associated with occupational illness claims and will do everything in our power to maximize your compensation. Even if your claim has already been denied, we may still be able to help.

Request your free online case evaluation today and discover which legal options are available to you.


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