Occupational Disease v. Traumatic Injury

Although Congress has not explicitly defined occupational disease for LHWCA purposes, "[t]he generally accepted definition of an occupational disease is "any disease arising out of exposure to harmful conditions of the employment, when those conditions are present in a peculiar or increased degree by comparison with employment generally.

Traditionally, these hazardous conditions have been of an external, environmental nature such as asbestos, coal dust, or radiation.

If you need help with your asbestos, coal dust or radiation Longshore & Harbor Worker Claim, call me at 866-558-9151 (866-558-9151 FREE) or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don't delay.

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