Workers Compensation:

Long Term Problems and Illnesses

Workers’ compensation also covers injuries that aren’t caused by an accident, such as falling off a ladder. Workers can receive compensation for injuries caused by misuse or overuse over a substantial period of time. For instance, back problems or carpal tunnel can result from overuse at work. You may also receive compensation for diseases that are the gradual result of work conditions, including lung disease, heart conditions and stress-related digestive problems.