Millions of people work around dangerous chemicals at their jobs each day. It is vital that employers take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of their workers. If an injury does occur, employees should be able to count on workers compensation to help with expenses. At JML Law, we are here to help if you are not getting the coverage you deserve. Our Corona chemical exposure lawyers will get to work investigating your case immediately so you can get the compensation you need.
What are the dangers posed by workplace chemical exposure?
You may not realize it, but just about all workers in the US face a risk of chemical exposure. There are chemicals in nearly every workplace. In some instances, this is limited to cleaning supplies. However, many industries rely on chemicals for their overall operation.
The US the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that exposure to harmful substances was one of the leading causes of death in workers during the latest reporting year. Globally, a worker dies every 30 seconds due to toxic exposure in the workplace.
Chemicals create hazards for workers in a variety of ways and employers are responsible for ensuring that all workers understand the dangers of each chemical they use. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that chemicals and other toxic substances pose both external and internal health hazards for employees.
Some chemical injuries are immediately visible as is the case with most chemical burns and chemical explosions. However, many injuries and illnesses arise after long periods of exposure to a chemical in the workplace. In these instances, cancer and other chronic illnesses are most common.
Are employers responsible?
US employers who use chemicals are tightly regulated, but that does not always mean they do what they should do to prevent injuries. Employers should ensure that all workers have the safety equipment and training necessary to keep them free from harm in the workplace. In some instances, third-parties outside of the scope of the employer may be negligent when using chemicals around workers. In these instances, those injured or who become ill could be eligible for more compensation.
Is there compensation for these injuries?
When you go to work each day, you should be able to expect a safe working environment. If you or a loved one have been injured due to workplace chemical exposure, please seek legal assistance immediately. At JML Law, we are going to get to work on your behalf immediately. Our goal is to secure compensation for all of your injury-related expenses, including:
- Your medical costs related to the exposure
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
If the chemical exposure was caused due to gross employer negligent or by a third-party, we will seek punitive damages against those responsible. When you need a Corona chemical exposure attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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