Can I be compensated for an illness caused by my workplace?
In most cases, employees’ whose health problems have been caused or aggravated by their workplace environments are eligible for workers’ compensation. You need to file your claim within 300 weeks of the last day you spent employed in such a field. In the case of certain lung diseases, you need to be able to show that you worked with coal, silica, or asbestos in Pennsylvania for at least two years, within ten years before you became ill.
Establishing a link between your job and your current health is not always easy. To discuss your case with an experienced Philadelphia workers comp attorney, share your story with Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130.