Common Symptoms of an Occupational Disease That Should not be Ignored

grabbing at neck due to painMany workers’ compensation claims are filed for an injury that resulted from a single incident, such as a slip and fall or explosion. However, some claims are filed because an injury/medical condition develops over time. These claims are often challenging to prove because it is difficult to determine when symptoms began and how they are connected to an employee’s work.

Below, learn more about common symptoms of an occupational disease. Employees should keep an eye out for any of these symptoms and seek treatment as soon as possible. A documented history of treatment can help strengthen a workers’ compensation claim. If you suspect pain or other symptoms are connected to your work, make sure you inform your doctor.

If you have questions about an occupational disease claim, call the experienced Bakersfield workers’ compensation lawyers at Berry, Smith & Bartell. The consultation is free and comes with no obligation to take legal action. We have decades of combined experienced and a proven history of recovering compensation for our clients.

Common Occupational Diseases and Symptoms

There are many occupational diseases that could develop as a result of doing your job. Here are some common examples:

It is important to be proactive with illnesses like these, not only for the sake of your health but also your potential workers’ compensation claim. For example, if you have a preexisting illness, it is important to seek treatment on a regular basis. This creates a record of your illness to compare to treatment records after receiving the diagnosis of your occupational disease.

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We are here to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Whether you have already filed a claim, or your claim has been denied, we are prepared to help you.

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