Occupational Disease in the Construction Industry
Most careers place workers at some risk of suffering an occupational injury. However, the severity of these injuries can vary significantly between industries. Jobs in an office environment can put workers at some risk, but working in an industry such as construction may place an individual at significant risk of harm to their health and safety. One of the most damaging potential issues relating to the construction industry is the possibility of contracting an occupational disease.
If you or someone you know has developed a disease as a result of working in the construction industry, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the cost of your medical care, lost earning potential, and other related damages. Contact the New York construction injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about the details of your case.
Occupational Diseases in the Construction Industry
There are a number of different occupational illnesses which construction workers may be particularly likely to contract. Some of the most common of these include:
- Asbestos-related injuries such as mesothelioma and other cancers
- Respiratory Ailments
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Back, neck and Knee injuries;
These and other occupational diseases caused by working in the construction industry can have devastating consequences for the health and well-being of construction workers.
If you or someone you love suffers from an occupational disease caused by construction work, we can help. Contact the New York construction injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today to learn more about your legal rights and options in this unfortunate situation.