Employees are often exposed to chemicals or other workplace environmental factors that lead to diseases. If these illness or disease is caused by the work enviornment, then this could give rise to a workers' compensation claim. In those circumstances, the workers' comp carrier should be made to pay for the employee's medical bills and time lost from work. Insurance companies, however, often refuse to pay for treatment for workplace diseases or illness pointing to other causes or factors. If you would like to discuss your occupational illness case with an attorney, contact Atlanta workers' compensation attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595, or visit
Chemicals in workplace causing disease or injury.