Work Related Disease & Repetitive Stress Injuries
Most people know that they have a right to receive benefits if they suffer an injury as a result of a workplace accident. What many people do not know is that they also have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they have suffered a repetitive stress injury or occupational injury, including:
- Lung cancer
- Baker’s lung
- Diseases and burns from chemical exposure and workplace hazards
- Shoulder injuries from repetitive motion
- Back injuries from repetitive work lifting requirements
- Knee injuries from repetitive work activities
- Carpal tunnel
- Aggravation of pre-existing injury caused by repetitive work tasks
If you have suffered a work related injury or repetitive stress injury, contact the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Dugan & Rybicki. We are located in St. John, Indiana. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 219-365-7766.
Occupational Diseases May Go Unnoticed
Many people who have a work related disease or injury do not realize that their work contributed to their injury. Workers that suffer from exposure to unsafe chemicals may not realize that their injury was caused by workplace chemical exposure.
Many workers that suffer a back injury may think that it is merely a result of daily physical stress when their job played a role in their injury. In some cases, people who have lung cancer and other occupational disease do not realize the fact that their job was a significant causal factor.
If you have sustained a serious brain injury, back injury, knee injury, rotator cuff tear or other condition, contact an attorney if you have any reason to think that your work conditions may have played a role in your injury. An experienced attorney can review your case and see if you may have a basis to receive compensation for your injuries.
If you need to speak with an Indiana workers’ compensation lawyer, contact Dugan & Rybicki in St. John, Indiana. Our Lake County law firm represents injured workers with work related diseases and injuries throughout northern Indiana.