Nearly one million workers suffer from an occupational illness or occupational disease every year in the United States. Although these workers perform a variety of jobs in a variety of industries, virtually all of them develop or contract an occupational illness or occupational disease as a result of exposure to some type of toxic substance or hazardous material at the workplace.
Some of the toxic substances and hazardous materials that have been linked with occupational illnesses and occupational diseases include:
- Loud Noises
- Welding Rod Fumes
Exposure to these and other toxic substances and hazardous materials can result in a variety of medical problems such as blood disorders, heart attacks, cancers, lung disease and other respiratory problems such as asthma, mesothelioma, latex allergies, lead poisoning, dermatitis and other skin disorders, and noise-related hearing loss.
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We strongly recommend filing a claim as quickly as possible to avoid inadvertently overstepping the time limits. If you missed the applicable deadline in your case, or if you think you are close to missing it, we strongly recommend that you immediately contact a local workers’ compensation attorney to help you through the process. For a determined legal advisor in Atlanta, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers.
Select a lawyer who is fully capable of meeting the claim deadlines, appealing claims, overcoming discrimination, filing third-party claims when appropriate, and handling any other issues that might arise and that might be applicable to your case. Our team is fully proficient in all of these areas. Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers in Atlanta today at 678-562-5595 for a free consultation.