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Help With Complex Occupational Disease Claims

Occupational disease claims are frightening. They often involve serious and life-threatening illnesses and conditions, like cancer or mesothelioma. They typically are complex, as they often develop over decades and it may be difficult to isolate an incident or particular exposure that triggered the development.

Defense attorneys for workers’ compensation insurance companies will use these issues to deny a claim, arguing that the exposure did not occur on the job, happened at a different job or was preexisting. Our attorney at Thill & Freeman, PLLC, has three decades of experience handling a wide range of workers’ compensation claims.

Diseases may be caused by toxic chemical exposure or by years of inhaling asbestos fibers in dust from brake shoes or in a taconite processing plant. We understand the complexities of these claims and how serious they are for you. They may require permanent disability benefits, and insurers often strenuously contest these types of claims.

30 Years Of Experience Handling Complex Workers’ Compensation Claims

Because of their inherent complexity, occupational disease claims can be difficult to bring successfully without the help of attorneys. Our lawyer has years of experience with workers’ compensation claims, and that experience allows him to handle the most difficult and serious occupational disease claims, including:

  • Cancer
  • Skin diseases
  • Lung diseases
  • Asthma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos poisoning

If you or a loved one has developed an occupational illness, it is important to speak with a lawyer who is familiar with Minnesota workers’ compensation law and can help you with your claim. Occupational disease claims are often very complex, and it may be necessary to review years of medical records and work history to provide a complete picture of your exposure and the cause of your condition.

How Insurers Will Attempt To Deny Your Claims

Because our attorney has experience working with the employer (defense), as well as the worker’s side of workers’ compensation, he understands how insurance companies try to deny or undervalue claims. We work with experts and medical professionals to build a strong case for your benefits.

Contact Us

Call today to schedule a free initial consultation as soon as possible to protect your rights and compensation. To make an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation with our Minneapolis lawyer, call 952-232-1752 or use our online contact form.