California Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawyer in the Workplace
Workplace injuries take many forms. They’re not always caused by falls, getting struck by objects, electrocution, getting caught on something, or other large-scale incidents. Sometimes workers may be injured by temporary or chronic exposure to solvents, chemicals, metals, and other toxins. Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause respiratory infections, skin ailments, eye damage, cancer, or worse.
Workers deserve to have a safe work environment in an office, construction site, machine shop, or any other workplace. Unfortunately, workers may still sustain an injury even if both the worker and employer take precautions. When workers are exposed to toxic chemicals, they can suffer from severe conditions and injuries, which is why California workers’ compensation law provides workers with the right to file for financial compensation. Workers need a skilled and determined toxic chemical exposure lawyer to help them fight for their benefits and protect their best interests when negotiating with insurance companies. The attorneys at KCNS Law Group have decades of experience dedicated to representing injured workers and pursuing the fair compensation they deserve.
How Does Toxic Chemical Exposure Happen?
Employees may be subject to toxic exposure and the ill effects of exposure in almost any environment; however, some professions pose a higher risk of toxic exposure. Some of these work environments include:
- Machine shops
- Dry cleaners
- Automotive repair shops
- Welding or metal work industries
- Construction renovation or demolition
It’s important to know that toxic chemical exposure may affect all employees in the building, not just those working directly with chemicals, metals, or solvents.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has standards for chemical hazards and toxic substances. Workers must be given notice of specific chemicals they may be exposed to and detail any potential harmful effect they may bring. OSHA also limits acceptable exposure amounts. Employers are required to provide their workers with the necessary safety equipment such as gloves, protective eyewear, respirators, and protective clothing when needed. Employers must have the necessary shower and eyewash stations and adequate ventilation when needed.
Signs of Toxic Exposure
If a worker is experiencing any of the following after work exposure to toxic substances, the worker should seek medical attention:
- Stinging or burning in the eyes or lungs
- Trouble breathing
- Skin irritations and rashes
- Irregular heartbeat
Even when all precautions and OSHA standards are followed, accidents may still occur, exposing workers to toxic chemicals. It can be challenging to prove that an injury or condition was caused by exposure to toxic chemicals while at work. Insurance companies may claim that the injury was sustained at home or that the chemicals are completely safe and were adequately handled; therefore, they could not have caused illness or injury. An experienced California workers’ compensation lawyer can help establish that your illness or injury is connected to exposure at work.
Contact Our Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawyers at KCNS Law Group
At KCNS Law Group, we understand how terrifying it may be to face toxic chemical exposure, especially when insurance companies are trying to deny your claim or offer settlements. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping injured workers fight for their benefits and protecting their best interests when negotiating with insurance companies. KCNS Law Group has the experience, resources, and knowledge to help our clients pursue the justice they deserve. Schedule a consultation by filling out our contact form or calling (818) 937-9255.
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