Chicago Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Illinois Injury Lawyer

Chicago Occupational Illness

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a Chicago occupational illness occurs when an employee’s sickness is directly related to his or her employment. While it is not as commonly discussed as lifting injuries, work-related car accidents, construction accidents, injuries requiring surgery, repetitive stress injuries or other common workplace injuries, occupational illness can have severe, lifelong consequences.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that around 300,000 Americans have to miss at least one day of work every year due to illnesses received or exacerbated in the workplace. Some conditions, like cancer or asbestos-related diseases, can leave people permanently disabled. At Strom & Associates, we help people, who struggle with these types of work-related injuries, seek workers’ compensation benefits.

Determining Eligibility

Illinois offers assistance to people who develop a work-related illness or disease. This assistance includes compensation for past and future lost wages as well as medical expenses. In order to gain eligibility, however, you must first prove that your illness was directly connected to your employment.

OSHA has compiled a list identifying over 150 occupational illnesses that occur in American workplaces. This list includes the following:

  • Respiratory conditions and Interstitial Lung Diseases like asbestosis and pneumoconiosis
  • Skin diseases
  • Occupation infection
  • Poisoning through harmful metal and chemical exposure
  • Hearing loss
  • Heat stroke and other environmental illnesses

Our injury lawyers will assist you in gathering information that ties your illness or disease to your job. We search for evidence that your employer failed to follow federal occupational health and safety guidelines, scientific proof that exposure to a chemical or hazardous substance causes the type of illness you have, and records that show your employer used the substance which caused your condition.

Aggressive Representation

Here at Strom & Associates we believe in aggressive representation. We do not give in to pressure from the other side and we will not settle for anything less than what you are legally entitled to. Contact us today at (312) 609-0400 to set up a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers.

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To schedule a free consultation with a Chicago injury attorney at our firm, call 312-423-1571 or toll free at 866-371-7511. You may also fill out the form to the right.


Client Testimonials

Hope your weekend was relaxing. Donald and I wanted to take the time to say thank-you for the great job you did for us on Friday. We weren't sure what to expect, but you put us both at ease and it proved to be an insightful learning experience. I believe there are times that we are so busy with our day to day responsibilities and often forget to remember the simple words of appreciation. Friday reminded me that we have a terrific lawyer in our corner and that has taken some of the load off.
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Service Area

We serve clients throughout Illinois, including the Chicagoland area, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, McHenry County, DeKalb County, Chicago, Waukegan, Schaumburg, Aurora, Naperville, Markham, Oak Lawn, Burnham, Overland Park, Tinley Park and Chicago Heights. We also serve clients in Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.

Office Location

Strom & Associates
180 N. LaSalle Suite #2510
Chicago, IL 60601

Toll Free: 866-371-7511
Local: 312-609-0400
Fax: 312-609-0578