Occupational Disease Claims Under Maryland Workers' Compensation

A workers' compensation claim does not always involve a physical injury. You are entitled to benefits for a serious work-related illness arising from exposures on the job. These are difficult claims that are often challenged by employers and their insurers.

At Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, we have experience in all facets of workers' compensation law, including successful claims for occupational disease. Our attorneys help to secure your proper medical and wage benefits, as well as long-term benefits or settlement for permanent disability. Call for a free consultation.

What Constitutes An Occupational Disease?

Employers are responsible for providing safe working conditions compliant with state and federal regulations. If you develop health problems (or a worsening of an existing medical condition) as a result of workplace exposures, you can claim specific benefits under Maryland workers' comp.

Examples of occupational disease claims may include hazardous exposure to:

  • Solvents and other chemical fumes
  • Asbestos exposure or lead poisoning
  • High or sustained noise
  • Microbes or parasites
  • Skin irritants
  • Job stressors contributing to a heart attack

Certain jobs are at higher risk for occupational diseases, such as construction, pipefitting, auto repair, nursing, printing and hairdressing. Of course, we represent anyone who has developed an illness (such as mesothelioma and lung cancer) or disabilities from toxic chemical exposure and other workplace exposures.

Do You Have A Viable Claim?

If you are not sure about your rights or if your occupational disease claim has been denied, contact us online or call 410-344-7380 or 800-266-4732. With six offices in Baltimore and surrounding suburbs, our lawyers welcome cases throughout Maryland.