If you have suffered any injuries at work or developed any occupational diseases due to your employment, you have the right to file for something called workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. You have a right to expect that simply doing the job you were hired to do will not result in any life-altering conditions. If you have already filed a claim, or if your claim was denied and you want to file an appeal, call us at (844) 307-7349 to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our very experienced workers’ compensation attorneys. In the Edwardsville area, contact the Walton Telken Foster law firm to discuss your rights and the options you have at this most important juncture.
When you have been injured and your doctor recommends staying home in order to recover from your injury or illness, you may lose out on a significant portion or all of your income; workers’ compensation is intended to make up for that loss. However, sometimes, employers refuse to pay, which makes it that much more difficult to pay your normal bills, not to mention your new medical bills, which will definitely add up quickly.
For those living in or around the Edwardsville area, you should contact the Walton Telken Foster law firm to get in contact with a workers’ compensation attorney who will help you get the benefits you are entitled to. We will handle all aspects of your case, from beginning to end, and we accept cases on contingency, which is good for you, because that means you do not need to pay us anything until you get paid; that way, you do not need to worry about another bill on top of all the other ones you are worried about how to pay.
Occupational Diseases and Illnesses
In addition to accidents that happen at the workplace and on the job, we also handle closely related types of cases involving occupational diseases and illnesses. Like workers’ compensation claims, they are very complex and may be intimidating and overwhelming, so if your doctor has diagnosed you with at least one of the following, call us today to schedule your free consultation. You may be entitled to monetary damages.
Hearing loss may not seem like that big of a deal, so you may not feel the need to worry about that as much as other side effects or symptoms of working in an environment that is dangerous or damaging to your overall health.
Working in certain environments can affect the health of your skin. Allergens and chemicals can lead to the development of rashes, infections, and even cancer; constant exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can also cause cancer.
Inhaling silica (the compound that quartz is made of, and which is found in sand) can cause silicosis; inhaling asbestos can cause asbestosis (a respiratory infection) or mesothelioma (a potentially deadly form of cancer of the lining of some internal organs, including the lungs and stomach). Symptoms of these diseases include chest pain, cough, and shortness of breath.
When you work anywhere with exposed lead (whether you or your employer realize it or not), you are at a much higher risk for lead poisoning. Even small amounts of lead can build up in your system; a doctor will usually recommend you remove yourself from an exposure to lead so that your system can cleanse and rid itself of the dangerous chemical.
What We Can Do for You
Attorneys with the Walton Telken Foster law firm serves clients in and around the Edwardsville area, taking care of all of the various complex elements of their cases concerning workers’ compensation and occupational diseases and illnesses. We will thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident, file your initial claim or appeal for workers’ compensation benefits, and prepare and file any other necessary legal paperwork, including emergency and hardship petitions. We will negotiate and litigate for you and pursue any other beneficial avenues which may be applicable in your case, such as FELA, SSI/SSDI, and Jones Act funds. Mostly, we want to get you the benefits you deserve.
Call Us Today
Call us at (844) 307-7349 to schedule your free consultation with an attorney with years of experience in dealing with workers’ compensation and workplace disease and illness cases. At your appointment, you can tell the attorney all about the details of your case, and they will give you information about your rights and options at this point. We can take your case on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay anything until you yourself get paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything. Call today.