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An occupational illness could cost you in many ways

For most people, it is the natural state of being to want to work. We are typically at our happiest when we are productive. Being able to work is likely a vital part of your life. It is quite possible that your personal goals and identity are tied closely to your job.

Perhaps you studied or trained for years just to be qualified to gain employment in your chosen profession. And your ability to show up and do your job well every day is a source of pride. Even being able to be with your friends and associates at work is a valuable part of your life.

And of course, your job provides you and your family with the money you need to survive and thrive. All of this can be taken away if you should suffer a debilitating occupational illness. And sadly, there are many ways such a catastrophe could occur.

For example, some work environments expose employees to dangerous, cancer causing elements such as asbestos or silica dust. Cancer, if left untreated for too long, could leave a worker so physically diminished that he or she may never be able to work again.

And if you suffer a permanent disability, you will typically face at least two major problems. First, you will likely need treatment for the symptoms of your condition, which can be extremely costly. And second, you will no longer have income from your job.

David M. Galanti is an experienced workers' compensation attorney who understands the challenges and needs of workers who are unable to continue on the job because of occupational illnesses. The prospect of a life without work is frightening in so many ways, and you will need financial compensation to help both you and your family. As such, you may wish to contact the Galanti Law Office and arrange a consultation to discuss your situation.

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