Industrial chemicals and toxic substances must be stored, transported, labeled, and handled appropriately and with utmost care on any jobsite. If they are not and supervisors allow unsafe practices to exist, an employee may suffer serious injuries due to toxic exposure. In such circumstances, workers compensation must be rewarded to help injured workers recover. If it is not, a lawsuit may be necessary.
Were you harmed by toxic exposure in the workplace? Were you exposed to harmful chemicals while working on a construction site? Has your employer or their insurance company denied your claim? Talk to our Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys at Humphrey & Associates today to explore your legal options. Call (844) 612-5800 today.
Toxic, acidic, caustic, and chemically-reactive substances can cause a variety of different and dangerous effects on a person exposed to them. It is often hard to predict exactly what toxic exposure will do to a person. For this reason, it can be hard to medically treat the injury without a full diagnosis and extensive testing. During this time, the injury may worsen and the cost of treatment may continue to climb.
Toxic exposure may lead to:
An employer that makes employees work around or with hazardous substances must take ample precautions to protect them. Supplying safety equipment, maintaining a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) binder, and warning employees is not enough to remove liability if something goes wrong. Any sort of toxic exposure incident or accident can be grounds for a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit. In some toxic exposure cases, negligence is not even required for the plaintiff to win compensation; all that needs to be proven is that the worker was injured by a dangerous chemical or substance while performing duties pertaining to their job.
Workers who have been injured by toxic exposure deserve top-tier representation in and out of court. At Humphrey & Associates, our Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys take our role seriously, as we know we are sometimes the only hope for the wrongfully injured. To get more information about your rights, or to start your claim with confidence, contact us today.