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Workers' compensation for illness caused by pesticide exposure

California workers who are employed in the agriculture industry are at a high risk for exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals often used in this particular line of work. A study has found that agricultural workers are much more likely to suffer from injuries and illness related to pesticide use, which is no surprise. What may be surprising to some readers is the fact that an illness caused by work conditions is grounds for a workers' compensation claim. 

In this particular study, 2,014 cases of pesticide-related illness or injury were examined. Agricultural workers are 37 times more likely than those employed in other fields to become ill from pesticide exposure. It is difficult to know an exact number as many of these cases go unreported to authorities, or the illness is misdiagnosed and not property documented. 

As many agricultural workers in California are transient, they may not get the treatment that they need and deserve if they become ill. Any person who becomes ill or suffers an injury due to the conditions of his or her work environment has the right to pursue a workers' comp claim. These people are entitled to medical care and any treatment needed for a full recovery.

Filing a workers' compensation claim can be complex. Some claims are initially denied or delayed, but a claimant has every right to seek the help of a lawyer in order to have a higher chance of success. Workers who have contracted illnesses or serious diseases due to their work should not wait to get help and are fully entitled to protect their rights.

Source:, "Pesticide exposure mainly affects agriculture workers: study", Oct. 28, 2015

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