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California Board of Legal Specialization | Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III, Attorneys & Lawyers Employment & Workers Compensation, San Mateo, CA

Chronic Injury Claims

Benefits Claims for Chronic Injury, Illness or Pain

The right to workers' compensation is not limited to traumatic injury cases, such as falls from heights or traffic accidents involving truck drivers. It also protects workers with chronic medical conditions related to occupational illness, stress or toxic exposure. If you need advice about your eligibility for California workers' compensation based on chronic pain or injury, such as a job-related carpal or cubital tunnel problem, contact the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III.

Free Consultations in San Mateo County and Contra Costa County

With offices in San Mateo and Martinez, we advise Bay Area workers' compensation clients about their legal options for a wide range of disabling conditions that reflect physical damage over time rather than a single accident:

  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Respiratory problems related to asbestos or silica dust
  • Illnesses related to "sick building syndrome" involving the circulation of toxins or allergens through an office building ventilation system
  • Loss of hearing or eyesight through years of exposure to noise, bad lighting or other stresses
  • Neurological problems such as fibromyalgia or complex regional pain syndrome
  • Organ damage or failure due to chemical or toxic exposure over time

Over the last few years, our lawyers have seen an increase in the success rate for workers' compensation claims based on chronic injury, illness or pain related to job stresses. Workplace safety has tended to deteriorate as state and federal inspection and enforcement budgets have declined.

Many employers also seem to assume that foreign-born workers in dangerous occupations will not file workers' compensation claims for fear of interference with visa status or other immigration problems. If you are a foreign worker, you should be aware that the fact of a workers' compensation case by itself protects you from unfavorable attention by the immigration authorities.

To learn more about your workers' compensation options for chronic injuries or illnesses that keep you from working, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III.

Contact Us

The Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III
700 South Claremont Street
San Mateo, CA 94402

Telephone: 650-375-2301
Fax: 650-401-6129
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Martinez Office
The Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III
706 Ferry Street Martinez, CA 94553

Telephone: 925-231-0726
Fax: 925-372 -4244
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