Occupational Injuries & Diseases
While injuries caused by burns, falls and similar accidents are immediately visible, the damage caused by exposure to toxic materials or damaging activity may not manifest for weeks, months or even years. If you have developed an illness and believe it may be traced to your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
At the law firm of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we file workers’ comp claims on behalf of those suffering the effects of occupation diseases in North Carolina. Our founding attorney, Jay Gervasi, has more than 30 years of legal experience, and is recognized as a successful, knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyer.
If you believe you are suffering from any disease related to your occupation, we welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss your legal options. To arrange a free initial consultation, call 336-790-0157 or toll-free 866-792-9182. You can also contact our law firm online.
Understanding Occupational Diseases
Occupational diseases are generally those caused by exposure to conditions or substances at work, such as chemicals or other hazardous substances, or repetitive or otherwise harmful motion, which can cause significant orthopedic injuries. A disease can be acquired through physical contact with the substance or chemical, or it may be caused by inhaling fumes associated with the material. We handle claims related to:
- Mesothelioma, asbestosis and other illnesses related to asbestos
- Lung cancer and lung disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff problems
- Nerve damage
- Lead poisoning
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your illness, it may be possible to recover compensation through both the workers’ comp system and a personal injury lawsuit. Greensboro attorney Jay Gervasi is ready to sit down with you and listen to what happened, and then advise you as to the options available for pursuing compensation.
Especially in asbestos cases, employers can sometimes be liable outside of workers’ compensation. A significant number of employers have allowed their employees to work with and around asbestos, with full knowledge of the harm that was being done, which has opened them up to liability beyond workers’ compensation for something approaching intentional injury.
Remember, even if you were exposed to toxic substances years ago, your illness may only now be manifesting itself. We encourage you to come speak with us if you believe your condition may be related to your previous employment.