Pursuing Workers' Compensation For A Work-Related Chronic Illness Or Condition

MHK Attorneys welcomes the opportunity to explain how our law firm can help you when your work has caused or worsened a chronic illness or condition. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania including those clients that reside in Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley. We offer a free consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney. Discuss your chronic illness or condition such as the following that you believe was triggered or worsened by work activities:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or another repetitive stress ailment
  • An occupational disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma
  • Lung disease
  • A heart condition that has led to a heart attack or puts you at risk for a heart attack
  • Back or neck pain
  • Depression or anxiety

You may have arrived on this Web page after you began to suspect that a chronic illness might have been caused by your workplace environment or work activities. Information and guidance are what you need as you wonder what to do next. Please request a free copy of our book,What Every Pennsylvania Worker Needs To Know About Workers’ Compensation, which is packed full of useful information and easy to read. Here is a summary from this book of five keys to a successful workers’ compensation claim for a worker with a chronic illness or condition (or for a worker who has suffered any workplace injury):

  • Report your injury to your employer in a timely manner. In the case of a chronic illness or condition, this means you should tell your employer as soon as you suspect, or as soon as a doctor diagnoses, your illness and condition, specifically linking it to work activities or the workplace environment.
  • Report your work injury to every medical provider you see. As you deal with your chronic illness or condition, you may see a number of doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Be sure to report to each one what your complaints are and how these complaints seem related to your work.
  • Follow your medical provider’s instructions to the letter. It is important to be able to demonstrate that you are doing what you can to manage your condition and improve if possible.
  • Don’t rely exclusively on advice from your employer or the insurance company adjuster. You cannot count on either to have your best interests as the top priority.
  • Get answers to your questions from a good attorney. Lawyers with MHK Attorneys have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. We are prepared to gather the evidence you need to support your compelling claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

For more information on keys to a successful workers’ compensation claim, contact us.

Talk To A Pennsylvania Lawyer About Compensation For Your Job-Related Chronic Illness Or Condition

To schedule a free consultation with a workers’ comp attorney, phone our law offices at 570-839-8050 or send an email inquiry.