Occupational Diseases

Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC represents clients injured on the job. With more than 20 years of combined experience, we can provide knowledgeable legal services for your case. Our firm has helped hundreds of clients obtain successful results, and we are dedicated to finding effective solutions for each case. If you have suffered from an occupational disease, contact our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys today for a free consultation.

Seek Compensation for a Variety of Occupational Diseases

Occupational diseases involve a variety of illnesses and medical conditions caused by workplace hazards. Whether you require short or long-term medical treatment, it is important to seek compensation. Our lawyers can investigate your incident and discuss your options to determine a course of action.

Occupational diseases are caused by:

  • Physical agents
  • Chemical agents
  • Biological agents
  • Cancer-causing agents

Physical agents include extreme temperatures, loud noises, compressed air, lasers or optical radiation, explosives, strong vibrations, and flammable liquids or solids. If prolonged exposure to these agents caused your medical condition, you can pursue compensation. In addition, chemical agents include ammonia, pesticides, arsenic, mercury, hexane, lead, chlorine, and latex. If your job required you to be in contact with these and other chemical substances, and you sustained an illness, you can file for workers’ compensation.

Biological agents include infectious and parasitic diseases, anthrax, hepatitis viruses, tetanus, and tuberculosis. Cancer-causing agents involve asbestos, nickel compounds, coal tars, soot, wood dust, and ionizing radiation. Because treatments for illnesses caused by working conditions are expensive, it is important to file a claim right away.

What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp Laws in Georgia

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a workers’ comp claim is 1 year from the date of your injury or illness. If you are receiving medical treatment, you have 1 year to file a claim from the date of your last treatment. However, you only have 30 days to report the illness to your employer, so it is important to act fast. With the help of our experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys, you can file a claim and pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent or partial disability.

Passionate Representation for Workers’ Compensation

At The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC, we are dedicated to providing efficient, personal services. Whatever your situation, our team can answer your questions and help you make informed decisions regarding your case. We have helped numerous clients achieve compensation awards for occupational illnesses, and our lawyers can walk you through the process.

Call our firm today at (770) 629-9321 for passionate legal service in Georgia.

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