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Industrial Disease Claims in Atlanta

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Industrial disease is an injury or disease resulting from long periods of time spent in unsafe or unclean working conditions. As an employee, you are protected under the Health and Safety Work Act, which states that your employer must protect you from any health risks in the workplace. Employers are required to provide training on these risks, ensure that employees have enough breaks to avoid working in the same environment or on the same task for too long, and to maintain a healthy environment. Any failure to follow these regulations puts workers at risk for a number of conditions.

Unfortunately, failure to follow best practice is not uncommon, and workers are put at risk of a number of illnesses and injuries due to employer negligence. If you have suffered from industrial disease as a result of employer negligence, turn to our Atlanta work injury lawyers for outstanding legal representation. We offer personalized guidance and aggressive advocacy of your rights.

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Types of Industrial Disease

Common forms of industrial disease include hearing damage, such as acoustic shock or noise-induced hearing loss, or respiratory problems like occupational asthma or silicosis. Constant or repetitive loud noises and improper ear protection can lead to hearing damage, while everything from poor ventilation to toxic particles in the air can cause a number of respiratory problems.

Employer negligence can also cause various skin conditions caused by chemical poisoning, repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel, and even osteoarthritis. If you’ve developed one of these—or any other—work-related illnesses, you could be able to claim compensation.

How Our Firm Can Help You

If you have suffered from a work-related illness, our experienced Atlanta work injury lawyers can help you claim industrial disease compensation. In common law systems, industrial disease lawsuits fall into the non-criminal category of crimes and are handled by civil courts, with conviction resulting in compensation, rather than imprisonment. Whether you are still working with this negligent employer or not, you could be eligible for compensation.

Symptoms of industrial diseases can take years to become noticeable. Even if the company that is responsible is out of business, they can be held accountable for your illness and a claim can be pursued. Most industrial disease claims are settled out of court in the same manner as any other personal injury claim.

At Jenkins Utley, P.C., we have extensive experience handling complex industrial disease cases and can work in a timely, cost-effective manner to ensure that you receive the compassion and consideration you deserve. If you have fallen victim to harmful working conditions, you have a right to an industrial disease claim and should be given the full, fair recompense for your injury.

Contact our law office for all workers’ compensation claims and to receive sound legal counsel. Call (404) 334-3013 for a free consultation today.

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