Occupational Diseases Covered By Workers’ Compensation
Occupational diseases are serious conditions that can severely hinder a worker’s ability to do his or her job, and they can even become fatal if left unchecked. It is the responsibility of every employer to maintain a safe work environment that minimizes the chance of injury or illness to employees. If a work-related illness does develop, however, an employee has the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits.
Occupational disease claims are complex cases that should be handled by an experienced Georgia occupational disease attorney. At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder in Atlanta, we represent clients throughout the Atlanta area and across the state in a broad range of occupational disease claims, including illnesses arising from toxic exposure, lung diseases and others.
If you have developed an illness or disease that was a direct result of doing your job, contact us today.
Strong Advocates for Victims of Occupational Diseases
The law surrounding these cases is complicated and the burden of proof is high. To be successful, we need to prove that the victim’s workplace is where he or she was exposed to the conditions or toxins that caused the disease. Our attorneys have the skill and the resources to fully investigate your case and seek the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
Our lawyers have experience handling claims related to a wide variety of occupational diseases, including:
- Illnesses caused by exposure to toxic substances
- Mental illness
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Black lung and brown lung disease
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Ronald Hilley was the contributing attorney to this content.