An occupational disease is a chronic ailment that occurs because of conditions in your workplace or an occupational hazard. Your company is legally responsible for providing you with a safe work environment. If you have received an ailment or disease as a result of the negligence of your employer, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
Seth Bader is an experienced workers compensation lawyer in Rome, Ga. Occupational diseases cases are some of the most challenging workers’ compensation cases to handle, which is why we need to start investigating as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
What are some types of occupational diseases in Georgia?
Asbestos is one of the leading causes of occupational diseases in many of our cases. Asbestos is toxic and shouldn’t be in your work environment. If you swallow or breathe in asbestos, you can become afflicted with an occupational disease, like:
Mesothelioma is one of the deadliest occupational diseases because it is hard to diagnose. The symptoms of mesothelioma look like other conditions so that it can be confusing. Also, it can take many decades for you to have enough symptoms to get an accurate diagnosis. By the time you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, your life expectancy has vastly diminished.
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An experienced workers compensation attorney can efficiently move you through the process of your workers’ compensation claim. You only have a short window to file, so we need to begin working on your claim immediately. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to go over the details of your case.