Receiving workers’ compensation does not require a specific "event" that caused an injury. Some claims involve occupational diseases from toxic exposure or repetitive tasks. The effects of diseases contracted at work are often more severe and sometimes deadly. Performing the same task over and over can be severely disabling.
At Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., our Macon attorneys possess experience and skills in securing benefits for our clients. From the initial free consultation to appealing a denied claim, they provide dedicated advocacy and protect the rights of injured workers throughout Georgia.
What Type Of Disease Did You Suffer?
Workplaces exist where employees were exposed to irritants, pathogens and toxins in their work environment. Over time, they have developed disorders and diseases that include:
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Occupational hearing loss
- Chronic encephalopathy
- Black lung disease
- Brown lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Lead poisoning
- Mercury poisoning
Employees whose job requires performing a similar task several times throughout their workdays develop repetitive stress conditions that include carpal tunnel or cervical strain.
Occupational disease claims are a complex area of workers’ compensation law. The burden of proof is extremely high, requiring seasoned legal counsel at your side. We team with experts to conduct in-depth investigations to find a correlation between the conditions at your place of work and the disease you are suffering from.
Get The Experienced Legal Help You Need
If you are suffering from a disease that you believe was caused by your workplace environment, call 888-469-4173 for a free consultation or complete the online form. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, we help injured people throughout Georgia.