Connecticut Occupational Disease Claim Attorneys
Workers’ Compensation Benefits May be Available to You if You Became Ill Due to Workplace Conditions
If you have developed a disease, chronic condition, or illness on the job, you have legal rights to compensation. The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act provides compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses caused by your work-related illness.
What is an Occupational Disease?
An occupational disease is any acute medical condition, chronic condition, or disorder caused by the inhalation, absorption, ingestion of — as well as physical contact with — harmful substances encountered while working. These diseases can include poisoning and respiratory disorders.
Poisoning is an injury caused by exposure to substances that are common within the construction and manufacturing sectors.
These can include:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Chemical Solvents
Respiratory disorders are the result of indoor air pollution, latex, and other factors.
These disorders can include:
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonia
- Occupational Asthma
- Pleural Plaques
- Reactive Airway Dysfunction Syndrome
What is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?
A Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is brought on by repetitive movement to, overuse of, or stress on any part of the body while working. This type of trauma may lead to muscle, bone, or tendon damage.
Common forms of CTD include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Trigger Finger
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