Atlanta, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: My classroom is making me sick for the odor that triggers my asthma. Can I file workman's comp?

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G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Many more details would have to be known in order to know if you might have a compensable workers' compensation claim. However, in general, an aggravation of asthma may be covered by workers' compensation. There is a 2008 case from the Georgia Court of Appeals where a bus driver's asthma injury caused by inhalation of fumes while cleaning her bus was covered. Again, more would have to be known about the specific circumstances of your case.

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