Pursuing Compensation For Work-Related Autoimmune Diseases
Under the law in El Paso, Texas, injured employees have only 30 days to file a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, when you develop an autoimmune disease as a result of poor job conditions or toxic exposure, you may not have sufficient time to connect your symptoms to your work environment.
Additionally, an occupational disease claim often takes longer to be established in the system than an injury, leaving you with no way to cover the costs of medical treatment, prescriptions, psychological counseling, hindered income or your family’s pain and suffering.
The attorneys at Davie & Valdez, P.C., are there to help when it seems like no one is after a workplace injury or illness. If your job leaves you constantly exposed to coal, pesticides or toxins such as silica, asbestos, lead and dioxin, our firm can help you seek compensation for autoimmune diseases including:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Systemic sclerosis
Additionally, we help people who have developed multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome as a result of mercury poisoning.
Advocating Your Rights
Because of their delayed diagnoses, occupational diseases are more likely to become contested when it comes to compensation than straightforward injuries. We understand you and your family have already been through enough, which is why we file claims as quickly as possible and liaise with medical examiners to prove your illness was caused by working conditions. Then, we pursue the maximum possible compensation for all current and future treatment and needs.