Coralville and all of Iowa


Coralville and all of Iowa



Occupational Diseases

Iowa workers’ compensation attorney

While some work injuries occur suddenly after an accident, others develop gradually over time. These are called occupational diseases, and are caused by exposure to hazardous materials or substances. The health consequences can be devastating, and some workers are left permanently disabled. Paul McAndrew Law Firm, PLLC fights for the rights of workers who have developed occupational disease.

Hazardous materials and substances that workers may be exposed to include smoke, toxic chemicals, dust, fibers, mold, fumes and radiation. Some work directly with these hazardous materials and substances, while others are exposed because employers did not follow safety regulations. Whatever the reason, the occupational diseases that can be caused by consistent exposure include asthma, heart disease, asbestosis, skin diseases, lead poisoning and cancer.

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Many occupational diseases are treatable and even curable if caught early. But workers often don’t realize they are getting sick until the later stages of their illness. As a result, they may require aggressive treatment. Their illness and treatment may leave them unable to return to work temporarily – or in some cases, permanently.

Benefits lifeline for injured workers

Workers in Iowa who develop occupational diseases during the course of their employment are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits cover the cost of medical treatment and also provide workers with partial wages during the time they are unable to work. But actually getting those benefits can be a complicated process.

Employers and insurance companies always look for ways to pay injured workers as little as possible. And the workers’ compensation laws in Iowa work in their favor. It can also be difficult to prove that a disease is related to the workplace. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who knows how to build strong cases that get results.

Experienced, aggressive representation

Attorney Paul McAndrew has been helping injured workers in Iowa for decades. He knows the impact an occupational disease can have on working families. Medical expenses add up quickly. Income goes down. It becomes much harder to make ends meet. An occupational disease has physical, emotional and financial effects on the family.

Paul fights to help injured workers get the workers’ compensation benefits they should be receiving. He doesn’t play nice with insurance companies. He doesn’t agree to a quick settlement that doesn’t meet your needs. He fights to help you obtain your full benefits through negotiation, hearings, appeals, and court proceedings – whatever it takes.

If you have been diagnosed with a disease related to your job, learn more about how Paul can help you. Call 319-887-1690 for a free consultation. Paul can explain your options and answer any questions you have. There’s no obligation.