Work Exposure & Workers' Compensation
Fresno Workplace Exposure Lawyer
Workplace exposure is a term that may be used to refer to a situation where a worker suffers some form of injury or illness due to exposure to a dangerous condition or situation at work. For example, exposure to a toxic substance, continued exposure to loud noises, repetitive motions or exposure to naturally occurring toxins may all cause a worker to be injured or to become ill, sometimes years after the initial exposure. In these cases it is important to consider involving an attorney to help with your workers' compensation claim.
A Fresno workers' compensation attorney can help you file a claim that will help you recover the money you need for medical care and living expenses while you are ill or are unable to work. Even if you stopped working years ago and are only now experiencing symptoms of hearing loss or other conditions that may have been caused due to workplace exposure, an attorney at our offices can talk to you about what has occurred to see if you can still file a workers' compensation claim.
Your initial consultation with a workplace exposure lawyer at our offices is free. At this time, you can talk about your injury or medical condition and how it is related to your current or former job. The next step will be to file a workers' compensation claim with your employer. It is important to take this second step as quickly as possible, as waiting too long to file your claim may limit or negate your right to receive benefits.
Why an Attorney?
Because work exposure claims may involve injuries or illnesses that are just now presenting but that may be linked to exposure many years in the past, it is particularly important that you have legal counsel to properly guide you through this matter. An attorney can help ensure that your claim is properly filed and that all the proof is made available that links your condition to your job.
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