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Virginia Workers’ Compensation: 5 Toxins Virginia Workers Should Know About

Some Workers’ Compensation cases are more complicated than others. When your claim has been denied, it may be in your best interest to seek help from a Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer.

Injuries and illness that occur during the scope of an employee’s work should be covered under Workers’ Compensation, but it can be a challenge to prove that your illness is related to your work. To do this, you will need to prove that exposure to a substance or toxin led to your condition. Any medical or work documentation that you can obtain may be helpful.

Here are 5 toxins that can cause job-related illness in Virginia: 

  • Lead – learning disabilities, memory problems and poisoning;
  • Toxic Fumes – cognitive conditions, including Parkinson’s disease;
  • Asbestos – mesothelioma, lung cancer;
  • Toxic Mold – asthma, lung infections and other respiratory illnesses; and
  • Industrial Chemicals – birth defects and other health complications.

These are just some examples. Any hazardous material that a worker is exposed to on a frequent basis can cause illness or disease. If you believe that your job in Virginia has lead to a significant illness, you may have the right to Workers’ Compensation benefits. These can help cover medical costs related to your illness and missed income.

Contact a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer 

When you have difficulties with your Workers’ Compensation claim, a Virginia Workers Comp attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.

About the Author:

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.