Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2019 -- COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a condition that can develop and worsen over time. Construction workers, firefighters, and any other professionals exposed to fumes, chemicals, and irritants are at an increased risk of contracting this disease. As Georgia's workers' comp lawyer, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson has advised on COPD-related workers' compensation claims.
COPD is an occupational disease that is covered by workers' compensation benefits as long as the requirements of Atlanta law are met. For those diagnosed with COPD as a result of continued exposure to chemicals or irritants at work, it is recommended that they contact an attorney immediately to determine whether or not their situation meets the requirements for workers' compensation benefits in Atlanta.
Here is some more information related to COPD as a result of exposure in the workplace: Because COPD is a condition that people can develop over prolonged periods, claimants need to provide convincing medical evidence that their COPD was caused by the environment that they work in or by the irritants to which they have been exposed.
Exposure to gases or fumes in the workplace, substantial amounts of second-hand smoke, or frequently cooking over a fire without sufficient ventilation can all contribute to developing COPD. Symptoms of COPD include coughing, frequent respiratory infections, fatigue, shortness of breath, and wheezing, among others.
Anyone who has been recently diagnosed with COPD and is looking for legal advice is encouraged to contact The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson, Atlanta's leading workers' compensation lawyer, as soon as possible.
About Workers' Compensation From The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson
Workers' Compensation from the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provides workers' compensation legal defense to individuals throughout the Atlanta area. The firm focuses on representing injured workers before the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation. This firm is dedicated to providing clients with legal defense, getting them the compensation they deserve. Interested parties can call the firm today at 404-369-3167.