Nearly every workplace you go into has some kind of chemicals present. Yes, there are some industries in which workers are more at risk of chemical exposure injuries, but these injuries can happen to anyone. At JML Law, we recognize that these injuries can become complex, and they are devastating. Our chemical exposure attorney is ready to get to work investigating your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve. We will make sure you are treated fairly.
What kinds of chemical exposures happen in the workplace?
When we talk about chemical exposure in the workplace, we are actually covering a broad topic. Every workplace has chemicals. Certainly, some industries like clothing manufacturers, pesticide producers, and more work with chemicals as a focal point of the job. However, think or restaurant and retail workers. How do you think they clean their buildings? Think about hotels and resorts that use chemicals in the pools and hot tubs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that there were around 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses during the latest reporting year.
- 531 people died due to chemical exposure in the workplace that year.
- Millions of workers handle chemicals in the workplace each day.
The safety standards in the US are strict when it comes to chemicals, regardless of what chemical is used and what it is used for. In California, employers are supposed to follow both federal and state guidelines when it comes to labeling chemicals, preventing worker injuries, and notifying workers of the dangers of these substances.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tells us that chemicals and other toxic substances can cause both eternal physical hazards as well as internal health hazards.
- Physical hazards include burns from chemicals due to flammability, corrosion, and explosion risks.
- Health hazards can include cancers, respiratory problems, vision problems, and more due to the irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity of certain chemicals.
Chemical exposure in the workplace can lead to immediate trauma as well as long-term health conditions. Regardless of how a workplace chemical injury occurs or the extent of the injury, workers should always be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to cover their expenses.
What kind of compensation is available?
The last thing you expected was to get injured due to chemical exposure in the workplace. If this has happened and you are not getting the compensation you deserve, please seek legal assistance. At JML Law, our dedicated and skilled team is ready to get to work investigating the fact of your case. Our goal is to secure the following compensation:
- Coverage for all medical expenses related to the chemical exposure
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot return to work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
We will even look into possible punitive damages against a negligent party. If you need a Garden Grove chemical exposure lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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