Pittston Long-Term Workplace Illness Attorneys Working for You
Our Pittston workplace illness lawyers work hard for sick workers in Luzerne County
Are you unable to work because of a long-term illness sustained on the job? Not sure what your legal options are? If you live or work in the Pittston area, we can help. Our long-term workplace illness lawyers at O'Malley & Langan Law Offices know how the legal system works in Luzerne County. That's because we've been doing this work for years.
There's no substitute for experience when it comes to such complicated cases. You need someone on your side who knows how to obtain the benefits or financial compensation you deserve for your work-related illness or injury. We know what evidence to look for to build a strong legal case. We know what needs to be done to help you get your life back on track.
Common long-term workplace illnesses
Long-term workplace illnesses or injuries (anything expected to last longer than 12 months) can cover a wide range. Some of the most common - and most serious - long-term work-related medical issues that can impact you include:
- Asbestos exposure (often associated with Mesothelioma)
- Hearing loss (often due to explosions or long-term exposure to loud machinery)
- Blindness (often due to fires or explosions at work)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (often due to performing repetitive tasks for many years)
- Severe back, hip, shoulder, elbow or knee injuries (often due to lifting heavy objects over the years, referred to as "repetitive trauma")
- Heart attack (often due to work-related stress or physical labor)
You work hard. You shouldn't have to suffer because you were simply doing your job. Make sure you know about all your available legal options. Talk to an attorney at our Pittston office.
Our lawyers demand justice for you
You might think you don't need a lawyer if you get sick or hurt at work. All you need to do is tell your employer and they'll take care of everything, right? Don't be so sure. Just because you may qualify for Social Security Disability or other benefits, doesn't mean you will automatically receive them.
So many issues can come up when dealing with long-term work-related illnesses or injuries. Your employer may question whether you got sick or injured at work. Your employer-appointed doctor might downplay the severity of your injury. Your benefit application could be denied. The same goes for your company's insurance company. They might deny your claim.
We can help you take a stand and demand the financial compensation you rightfully deserve. We know what evidence matters when applying for benefits or financial compensation. We know how to deal with insurance companies and the Social Security Administration. If they refuse to cooperate, we can represent you in court.