Repetitive Stress Injury and Hazardous Exposure Claims
Occupational disease claims under workers’ compensation are problematic to employers and insurers because they are potentially large claims and difficult to disprove. These cases commonly hinge on medical documentation and expert testimony, requiring skilled coordination on the part of your lawyer.
Walsh and Hacker has successfully challenged occupational disease claims in hearings and appeals, and has helped clients mitigate their exposure by contesting claims and negotiating settlements. Based in Albany, we have focused on workers’ compensation defense since 1967. Call us at (518) 463-1269 or toll free at (866) 240-3041.
New York Occupational Disease Defense Attorneys
We know the viable defenses to claims of cumulative trauma injuries from repetitive motion, vibration, toxic exposure and other disability claims under occupational disease. We have handled the full spectrum of such cases, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Torn rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
- Chondromalacia patella and knee injuries
- Plantar fasciitis and foot injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Hearing loss or vision impairment
- Occupation lung disease (exposure to chemicals or particulates)
We also have experience with expedited “Rocket Docket” claims for occupational disease such as bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (both wrists) or illness tied to a toxic spill accident.
Contesting Occupational Disease Claims
In New York, there is no longer live testimony in workers’ compensation hearings before a Workers’ Compensation Law Judge (WCLJ). Medical expert testimony is taken by deposition. Our lawyers are well versed in medical documentation and counter-arguments in challenging whether a worker’s occupational injury is work-related or truly disabling.
We have a solid record in WCLJ hearings and Workers’ Compensation Board appeals at hearing locations in the Capital District, Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley. Contact the Albany office of Walsh and Hacker to arrange a consultation.