Occupational Illness Injury
A warehouse worker's lungs are damaged from breathing toxic fumes. A nursing assistant develops a career-ending back injury from lifting patients for 12 years. A factory worker needs shoulder surgery from the cumulative trauma of repetitive motions.
Workers' compensation claims doesn't always arise from an accident or even a specific incident. Meier, Wickhem, Lyons & Schulz has helped many clients qualify for occupational illness benefits after they developed injuries over the course of time from performing their expected duties.
Call attorney Jim Meier at 800-803-1138 for a free consultation. Mr. Meier handles all workers' comp claims, including occupational illness claims. Based in Janesville, he takes cases in Rock County, southern Wisconsin and statewide.
Workers' Compensation Occupational Illness
The trick for occupational injury claims is proving that they are work-related. It is critical to notify your employer, seek medical treatment and contact a lawyer with experience in these claims. Jim Meier is recognized as a skilled workers' compensation lawyer in Wisconsin. He has helped clients document a range of occupational disability claims and how they developed over time, including:
- Back injuries from lifting and twisting
- Neck injuries from overhead work or bending over
- Repetitive stress injury, including carpal tunnel syndrome and torn rotator cuff
- Toxic exposure from chemicals, dust and asbestos
- Aggravation of past injuries
Wisconsin law says that an employer takes an employee as he or she is. This means that an employee is covered if work duties aggravate a pre-existing health problem—such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease or a hernia.
Mr. Meier has helped clients secure occupational illness benefits for temporary disability, permanent disability and partial disability to limbs or joints. He also handles litigation over denied claims and unreasonable refusal to rehire workers after they are healed.
Contact a lawyer with knowledge and trial experience to defend your rights. Call 800-803-1138 or email us to arrange a free consultation.