Blog ImageProving that you contracted an infectious disease from your workplace can be challenging, but it is possible with the right evidence and legal guidance. An Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can help determine if you  have a potential case and how to move forward with your claim.

Establish the Disease is Infectious

The first step is confirming that you are suffering from an infectious disease. You will need medical records and doctor statements showing your diagnosis and confirming your illness can be transmitted between people. This rules out non-infectious illnesses that could not have originated at work.

Prove Exposure at Work

You must prove that you were likely exposed to the disease while working. Think back on recent interactions with sick coworkers, customers, or clients. Obtain statements from any individuals who came to work obviously ill. Gather workplace visitor logs, meeting calendars, shift schedules, and other evidence confirming these infectious people were present.