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Occupational Diseases

Workers' Compensation Costs and Occupational Disease Claims

Occupational diseases are treated as injuries by accident in South Carolina. At Trask & Howell, L.L.C., we work closely with clients to properly address all issues related to workers' compensation claims of occupational disease. We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality legal representation to South Carolina employers, carriers, and self-insurance funds.

Service and Dedication

Our attorneys are committed to providing unparalleled service and professional representation. Harold E. Trask has more than 30 years of practice experience in defense of workers' compensation claims. He is a past Chairman of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. Roy A. Howell, III has more than 25 years of experience in workers' compensation defense. He was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the 10th consecutive year in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Together, they founded this firm to deliver focused, results-driven legal services to employers and insurance carriers across the state.

Occupational Disease Claims

An occupational disease is defined as a disease arising out of and in the course of employment that is due to hazards in excess of those ordinarily incident to employment and is peculiar to the occupation in which the employee is engaged. As these claims are tied to the specific occupation of the employee, one successful claim can provide the framework for others. We work closely with clients to develop successful, long-term relationships that allow us to tailor our services to their particular needs. We provide knowledgeable, cost-effective services to address your workers' compensation concerns.