Durham Work Illness Lawyer

Have you recently been diagnosed with a debilitating illness that was caused by the circumstances of your work environment? If so, reach out to a highly trained Durham work illness attorney who can help you secure the workers compensation benefits you’re entitled to.

The majority of Americans can’t even afford to take a day off when they’re sick, let alone a significant amount of time off when they fall ill. Unfortunately, some conditions wind up being serious and will require you to be out of work until you’ve been given a clean bill of health by your physician. When this happens to you, you may qualify for workers comp benefits through your employer.

At Ricci Law Firm, P.A., we are committed to helping workers who have been diagnosed with conditions that could have been prevented if it weren’t for the work they do for their employers. You can rest easier knowing there is a qualified Durham work illness lawyer on your side making sure that you are able to continue supporting yourself and  your family while you are unable to earn a living.

Common Conditions Caused by Your Work Environment

There are quite a few different conditions that workers across the country deal with after spending years working in their profession. Some of the most frequently seen work-related illnesses include:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Skin diseases
  • Heart problems
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Mental health conditions

This is by no means a complete list of illnesses that should be covered by your employers workers compensation insurance provider. If you believe that you’ve fallen ill due to something you were exposed to at work, speak with your attorney for assistance in obtaining the workers comp benefits you deserve.

Getting Approved for Workers Compensation Benefits in Durham

If a company has more than three employees in North Carolina, they are required, by law, to carry workers comp coverage for the protection of their employees. The only thing you must do to qualify is establish that your illness was directly caused by the conditions of your work environment.

Work illnesses are often more difficult to prove, as the insurance company is likely to suggest that something else you were exposed to caused your condition.

Your attorney will be prepared to deal with this by providing medical documentation, witness statements, and other evidence that supports that there is no other reasonable explanation for how you became sick, other than going to work and doing your job every day.

How to Appeal Your Denial

If or when the insurance company continues to deny your claim, we can request a hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, who will independently review the details of your case to determine whether or not you are entitled to workman’s comp benefits. If your claim denial is upheld at this level, we can have your case brought to court, where a judge can examine your situation further.

Get in Touch with a Work Illness Lawyer in Durham

When you become sick and are unable to continue working after being diagnosed with a work-related illness, you should be able to collect workers compensation benefits until you are healthy enough to return to work.

Speak with an experienced Durham work illness lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. to schedule your free claim evaluation today. You can do so by filling out the brief contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page or by calling our office directly at 252-752-7785.



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Charlotte, NC 28210
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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