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Workers' compensation programs also cover illnesses and other problems that may arise after a long period of time with a specific job or employer. Carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress injuries and stress related illnesses like headaches and stomach issues are also covered. Lung problems, such as black lung in coal miners, are also covered under workers' comp. A workers' compensation lawyer may help you get additional benefits in the cases of long term effects from on the job hazards.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|