Chemicals are present at nearly every workplace, from everyday cleaning supplies to heavy-duty industrial strength chemicals. As science has made massive advancements, new and capable chemicals have been introduced, exposing workers to an increased risk of toxic chemical exposure.
Chemical exposure may not have the flashy, easy-to-prove accident scenes that many workers’ compensation lawyers rush to—in fact, many people may not even be aware that they have been exposed at all. While some people experience injury or illness after a single large exposure, more commonly people become ill after prolonged exposure to small amounts of a toxic chemical.
If you have ever cleaned your home with ammonia or bleach, you may be familiar with the feeling of a brief headache, dizziness, or nausea associated with overexposure to the toxic fumes. With industrial strength chemicals, even more serious effects can be seen, including:
- Pulmonary complications, including mesothelioma and lung cancer
- Brain Injuries
- Eye Injuries or Blindness
In extreme cases, chemical exposure accidents in the workplace could even lead to death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace chemical exposure and left unable to work, you need the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. These benefits can help ensure that you are able to pay for your medical care and lost wages, and can be a source of financial comfort when the outlook is otherwise bleak.
For assistance in filing a claim and securing your benefits, contact our workers’ compensation attorneys today. We can walk you through your case, and help you pursue the full amount that you deserve. Don’t wait to claim what’s rightfully yours—connect with us now by calling or clicking on the live chat link.