Employers subject to Missouri Workers Comp Laws are required to provide compensation for occupational diseases suffered by their employees which arise out of and in the course of the employees’ employments. Occupational diseases are not accidental injuries, which happen to occur on a particular date. Instead, occupational diseases develop and manifest themselves over time and are not caused by a single event. Compensable occupational diseases include loss of hearing, diseases of the lung and respiratory tract, cardiovascular diseases, lead poisoning, and post traumatic stress disorder.
Not all diseases contracted during an employee’s employment are compensable occupational diseases. The central inquiry involves two main considerations: 1) whether there was an exposure to the disease which was greater than or different from that which affects the public; and 2) whether there was a recognizable link between the disease and a distinct aspect of the employee’s job. If you believe you have contracted an occupational disease at work, you should consult an attorney.
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The St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC have nearly 50 years of combined Work Comp experience and we have handled some of the most complex Workers Comp cases throughout Missouri. If you have been injured at work, call our knowledgeable attorneys at (314) 821-9013 or send us a Workers Comp question. We look forward to helping you. All communications are returned promptly.
Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC based in St. Louis, Missouri have nearly 50 combined years of work comp experience. Call our attorneys today.