occupational disease

Mar 27, 2017

Occupational Skin Diseases

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Occupational skin diseases are one of the most common occupational diseases. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that in the United States more than 13 million workers' are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through their skin. In 2015, the last year for which data is available, over 15% [...]

Nov 28, 2016

Vinyl Chloride Exposure and Cancer

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Vinyl chloride is a colorless gas that is used primarily to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is used to make plastic products ranging from pipes to packaging materials.   Workers are primarily exposed to vinyl chloride through inhalation in facilities where vinyl chloride is produced or used. Exposure to high levels of vinyl chloride around [...]

Oct 08, 2015

Is Cancer a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By |October 8th, 2015|Cancer, occupational disease, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Sometimes prospective clients ask whether they developed cancer as a result of their job. Most claims arise from accidents and obviously cancer is a slowly developing process. However, cancer can be an occupational-related disease for which medical and disability benefits may be awarded under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. A doctor must give his [...]