Occupational Diseases


Illinois Workers’ Comp Claims For Occupational Diseases

Has Your Workplace Exposed you to Occupational Diseases? Struggling to get the Benefits you are Entitled to? You’ve Committed a Huge Part of your Life to your Job… Only to be Denied Benefits when you need them most — Our Experienced Belleville Workers Comp Lawyer will help you Pursue the Compensation you Deserve. In many workplaces, employees are exposed to environments or toxins that can damage their health, especially over many years performing the same type of job. These types of occupational diseases were first recorded in 1775. It was observed by an English surgeon, a link between certain cancers and a history of working as a “chimney sweep boy” with constant exposure to soot. Since then, occupational diseases have been noted in nearly every type of workplace. Today, there are more well-known, publicized occupational diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis that have impacted miners and those who’ve worked with asbestos insulation who’ve been exposed to toxins. However, we continue to see a rise in occupational disease claims from other industries. Office workers who spend all day typing or restaurant staff carrying heavy trays for their entire shift are experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome. Healthcare workers or hairdressers who wash their hands so frequently are experiencing painful rashes, like eczema. Contracting a disease may not only be life-threatening, but it can also interfere with future possibilities of gaining employment. Fortunately for workers that have compromised their good health to perform their work duties, there are benefits in place that should compensate you. If you or a loved one has sustained an occupational disease in the workplace, call our office. Medical bills, medications, missed time from work, all of these costs can be devastating to a family trying to keep a roof over their heads. An experienced workers’ comp attorney will work diligently to calculate the TOTAL cost of your injuries to ensure you’re getting what you’re entitled to and getting what you need to make a FULL recovery. Work with a disability benefits lawyer that is well versed in all areas of Workers Compensation in Belleville, including denied benefits, death claims, and medical treatment. Trust our team to fight for justice for you or your loved ones. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation – Available 24/7.

What Types of Occupational Diseases are Covered in Illinois?

The Illinois Occupational Disease Act states that any employee that is disabled, impaired, disfigured, or loses life due to occupational hazards or diseases that arise from their employment has grounds to pursue compensation. Some of the common types of occupational disease claims we work with are:
  • Respiratory Illness (COPD, asthma)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (arthritis, carpal tunnel)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Dermatitis
  • Cancer
  • Stress and mental health disorders (PTSD, depression, anxiety)
  • Infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis)
If you believe you have sustained an occupational disease due to your workplace, call a lawyer (it’s free). They can guide you on your path to physical recovery and financial compensation.

Finding The Best Belleville Occupational Diseases Lawyer

The lawyer you hire for your occupational diseases claim can have a HUGE impact on your family’s financial future. You need to find a Belleville occupational diseases lawyer that will provide aggressive representation for you. Look for a law firm that always starts your case with a free evaluation and is available 24/7 to meet any client’s unique needs. The best Workers’ Compensation lawyers will only charge for their services once you are successfully awarded compensation.


Choosing an occupational diseases lawyer to fight for your rights and help you get the deserved compensation is an important decision. The Law Office of Jason B Going is experienced and proven when it comes to workers’ compensation cases, and they will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case. If you have sustained injury or illness in the workplace, we can help get you the compensation you truly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Employees have a maximum of (3) years from the time of the workplace’s harmful exposure to report their claim, as per the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act.

To support a claim for an occupational disease, an employee will have to prove that their condition was caused or exacerbated by their workplace duties. There are generally two factors taken into consideration:
• The characteristics of the injury or disease are specific to the particular occupation.
• Individuals in the workplace are at a greater risk of being affected by disease than the general public.

An occupational injury is precisely what it sounds like, and injury (in the workplace); Meaning there was a specific event or accident that caused the damage. However, an occupational disease will generally develop over time as an employee performs their duties. Such as constant exposure to toxic chemicals or poor ergonomic practices in the workplace.

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