Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Long-Term Workplace Illnesses - Scranton Law Firm O'Malley & Langan

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Workplace environments often cause serious, long-term health issues that last more than 12 months or even years or decades. A work-related heart attack, back injury or another serious injury or occupational disease can have serious consequences. Your family should not live in fear of financial ruin simply because you sustained a long-term injury at work. You deserve to be compensated for your losses. You deserve justice. You need O'Malley & Langan.

When employees file long-term illness claims, they sometimes face pushback from employers and their insurance companies who argue that the illness is a pre-existing condition. O'Malley & Langan is a well-respected Pennsylvania workplace accident law firm with experienced attorneys who know how to investigate such complicated cases and know how to get results. We're proud of our verdicts & settlements and we're eager to work with you on your case.

"Why should I hire a Pennsylvania long-term workplace illness lawyer?"

While some long-term workplace injuries or illnesses develop quickly, others take years before symptoms of such serious health problems emerge. Such long-term health issues range from asbestos exposure to carpal tunnel syndrome. Gathering evidence to support a claim can be extremely difficult. That's why it's critical you have an experienced attorney on your side.

If you are unable to work for months or even years due to a workplace illness or injury, you need to make sure your family receives the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don't simply assume that your employer will take care of everything. Make sure you protect your rights.

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There are so many different benefits available to people who are unable to work due to a severe injury or long-term illness. You might be eligible for Social Security Disability and other disability benefits. It's your money. Make sure you receive what's rightfully yours.

Give your case an edge. Contact us from anywhere in Pennsylvania. Some of the counties we serve include Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne. Our offices are located in Scranton, Pittston and Towanda. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation. You only pay us if we win. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. It's that simple. We're available when you need us most - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Frequently asked questions about long-term workplace illnesses in Pennsylvania

What are common long-term workplace illnesses?

There are many different types of long-term workplace illnesses in Pennsylvania. The long list includes but is not limited to the following conditions:

  • Asbestos exposure (common among construction workers)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (warehouse workers, office workers)
  • Back injury (factory employees, construction workers)
  • Mesothelioma (construction workers, demolition workers)
  • Toxic fume exposure (oil rig workers, delivery truck drivers)
  • Hearing loss (demolition workers)
  • Severe electrical burn (electricians, construction workers)
  • Cancer (factory workers, office employees)
  • Blindness (welders, factory workers)
  • Heart attack (laborers, office workers)
  • Silicosis (mine workers, tunnel diggers)

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Who determines if I'm eligible for long-term workplace illness benefits?

If you are still working for the same company, your employer and employer's insurance company will likely be the first ones to decide whether you're eligible for financial compensation. The issue becomes more complicated If you no longer are working for the company where you developed your illness. In both cases, you may need to apply to the federal Social Security Administration for Social Security Disability benefits. Contact a lawyer for more information.

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Does workers' compensation cover long-term workplace illnesses?

Sometimes. In many cases, the answer is yes. But you might also be eligible for other benefits like Social Security Disability. That's why it's critical to contact an attorney to help you explore all avenues for financial compensation for your long-term workplace injury or illness.

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How long can I receive benefits for a long-term workplace illness?

Depending on the severity of your illness or injury, you could receive financial compensation for the rest of your life. Such compensation can cover medical expenses, physical therapy, lost income and other expenses.

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What can I do if my long-term workplace illness benefits are terminated?

You have several legal options depending on who compensates you for your illness or injury. In most cases, you can appeal such decisions or file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your long-term illness or injury. Make sure you explore all your legal options before taking action. Contact a workplace illness attorney today.

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Who decides if I have to return to work if I have a long-term workplace illness?

The doctor appointed to evaluate your medical condition has a tremendous amount of influence over whether you have to return to work for a long-term illness or injury. That's why it's important that you agree with your doctor's diagnosis of your medical condition. If you disagree, an attorney can work with you to have another doctor evaluate you and provide a more accurate assessment of your health.

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Why should I hire O'Malley & Langan to handle my long-term workplace illness?

Many long-term workplace illness attorneys in Pennsylvania talk about what they can do for clients. Our case results speak for themselves. We have a proven track record of securing sizable verdicts and settlements for people dealing with the consequences of a serious, long-term illness or injury. Discover what we can do for you. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule an appointment today.

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Office Locations



201 Franklin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667



9 North Main Street

Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321



213 Main Street

Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800