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What is an Occupational Disease?

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An Occupational Disease is a disease directly related to someone’s job. Usually, the profession of the injured individual has caused the disease in some fashion, usually from the materials or procedures related to that job. For example, Black Lung Disease occurring in miners is an occupational disease.

Is an Occupational Disease covered under Workers Compensation?
Usually any disease or injury related to a person’s profession is covered under Connecticut Workers’ Compensation. It is advisable for you to contact an attorney who specializes in Workers’ Compensation.

What are the symptoms of an Occupational Disease?
There are different kinds of occupational disease. There a few categories of diseases:

If I believe that I’ve contracted one of these occupational diseases, is there a time limit in which to bring my claim?
The State of Connecticut allows for three years from the first symptom you experience to file a claim.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers recommend that you talk to someone about protecting your rights. Depending on your employer, it is possible that they will try to fight your claim.