There are so many particles in the air that we breathe in every day and night. Most of the particles are from normal air dust and then there are those that we get from cleaning solutions we use in our home. Most of the time the toxicity level is nothing to worry about. However, if you work in an environment that constantly exposes you to various chemicals then you may be in more danger than you think.
Chemical exposure isn’t just an occupational hazard. Just because your job entails working with harsh chemicals does not mean that your company is not responsible for ensuring that your health is safe and taken care of. There are steps you can take to ensure that you are getting the proper help necessary and our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are here willing to help guide you through that process.
Types of Chemical Exposure
Chemical exposure is simply defined as the amount and frequency in which someone is in contact with a substance. There are certain jobs that add to the amount and frequency in which someone is exposed to a toxic substance. For example, janitors are often exposed to harsh cleaning chemicals. Landscapers are also exposed to chemicals that can be found in weed killers and fertilizer. Pest control workers are also exposed to chemicals on a daily basis that can be dangerous to one’s health. Other jobs include those who work in labs, oil rigs, construction, and waste management. These are just the most common jobs but it is not a complete list.
The health effects of dealing with long chemical exposure. Cancer is a long-standing health concern as the chemicals can alter the cells in your body. Other illnesses include asthma, emphysema, kidney failure or decreased ability to do its job, heart failure, memory loss or lots of confusion, and lack of immunity system. These ailments can be linked to other illnesses than chemical exposure. This is why it is important that you get a doctors examination that thoroughly looks at all considerations.
What To Expect
If you are experiencing illnesses due to chemical exposure then you have the right to a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation claims are a no-fault process. This means that it does not matter who is at fault for the injury. If you contributed to the negligence of not wearing safety gear at times it will not affect your workers’ compensation claims. However, you will need strong advocacy to ensure that you are not only getting the proper care, but also getting the proper compensation.
Your employment is responsible for not only telling you about the chemical exposure risk but also the steps for workers’ compensation. By hiring our Workers’ Compensation Attorney at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Anaheim, we can investigate to ensure that all of the proper protocol was completed. Do not feel alone in this process. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to speak with our professional Workers’ Compensation Attorneys today.
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