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Workers’ compensation claims for illnesses can be challenging

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2017 | Workplace Illnesses |

Many Colorado workers suffer occupational diseases and repetitive injuries that can cause chronic conditions and could even prevent victims from working. In many cases, these conditions develop over time due to ongoing exposure to hazardous workplace environments. Unfortunately, these ailments are not as visible as broken bones, and they typically do not have a definite date of onset. All these aspects make the claiming of workers’ compensation benefits extremely challenging.

Proving to the employer and the insurance company that the condition is work-related may prove an impossible task. For this reason, some victims whose claims are denied continue living in chronic pain and discomfort without treatment. However, this is where a consultation with the seasoned workers’ compensation attorneys at the Eley Law Firm in Denver may be necessary.

Since 1983, these skilled lawyers have secured benefits for workers whose daily activities included forceful repetitive actions resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. Other successful cases involved thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which follows the compression of shoulder and neck nerves after a severe sprain or strain injury to muscles. In addition, benefit awards have been obtained for victims of chronic pain caused by over-straining of muscles in frequent lifting, illnesses caused by asbestos exposure and more.

Colorado workers who are living with the consequences of occupational diseases or other injuries that insurance carriers and employers cannot see can find help in a free initial consultation with the attorneys at the Eley Law Firm. After assessing the circumstances of the claim, a lawyer can explain the best steps to take. If it is then decided to proceed, the attorney will provide the necessary support and guidance in pursuing workers’ compensation benefits.


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