Most employees and workers complete the same duties and tasks each day they are on the job. Whether that is typing at a computer or working in a factory, their bodies complete the same movements millions of times. Over time, this repetitive motion can result in long-term damage to the body and the joints, also known as occupational disease.
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The award winning Workers compensation lawyers at Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., our workers compensation lawyers represent workers suffering from occupational disease. We help you understand your condition, as well as your options for recovering workers compensation benefits for these injuries — particularly if the injury prevents you from working.
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Some of the most common forms of occupational disease include:
- Repetitive stress injuries — After years of repeating the same motion over and over, permanent damage can happen to joints. Factory workers and clerical workers are often diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or other arthritic conditions due to the requirements of their jobs.
- Toxic exposure — Workers who are around chemicals and dangerous substances all day are at risk of toxic exposure and serious conditions that arise after years of inhaling or simply being in proximity to these materials.
- COPD, reactive airway dysfunction syndrome (RADS) or occupational asthma — Dust and other substances in the air can cause or contribute to respiratory issues that can dramatically affect the quality of life for the worker.
- Vision or hearing loss — Workers who must work with bright lights or loud sounds can over time experience diminished vision or hearing.
In some cases, rehabilitation can reverse the effects of the job. In others, however, the damage is permanent. Either way, the injury can interfere with the person’s ability to perform his or her current job or to find another job within his or her skill set.