Occupational Diseases

Occupational Diseases

Patterson Harkavy’s workers’ compensation attorneys have helped workers diagnosed with occupational diseases be compensated for their illnesses for decades. If your illness, disorder, or disability results from conditions or exposure on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

With offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, our workers’ compensation lawyers have achieved notable results in occupational disease cases across the state. Contact us to see if we can help.

What Qualifies as an Occupational Disease?

If your job caused an illness, disorder, or disability, you may be entitled to occupational disease benefits. These claims are often based on exposure to asbestos or other hazardous substances, problems related to repetitive physical strain placed on you by your work duties, or repeated exposure to dangerous situations. If you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease, you may be entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, without proper documentation prepared by a lawyer experienced in this field, your claim may be denied.

Decades of Experience

Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys have successfully represented victims of work-related illnesses for decades. Attorney Hank Patterson is board-certified in workers' compensation law, and has litigated many of the seminal cases defining the bounds of workers' compensation law in North Carolina. Attorney Narendra Ghosh wrote the occupational diseases chapter of the book “North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law: A Practical Guide to Success at Every Stage of a Claim.”

Our attorneys have experience with lung diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and byssinosis. We represent claimants with repetitive strain injuries or cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, and profound hearing loss. No matter what your occupational disease, we will use our expertise to ensure you receive all the benefits you deserve.

Make an Impact: Protect Your Rights

If you have gotten sick or injured because of conditions in your workplace you have the right to be compensated. North Carolina statutes and court rulings often make it difficult to bring occupational disease claims, even if you are completed incapacitated. Patterson Harkavy’s qualified, experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help you prove your case and collect the benefits you need to heal. If you have been hurt because of conditions in your workplace call Patterson Harkavy at 1-800-458-2541 or contact us online today.