Exposure To Toxic Substances

While any occupation might, at times, expose workers to dangerous or toxic substances, these accidents are most often seen in manufacturing or construction-related occupations. Regardless of where these incidents occur, however, any extended or severe exposure to toxins can have devastating results on a person’s health. Depending on the severity of the exposure and its impact, workers who are affected might have to leave their jobs to seek medical help. This job loss, temporary or permanent, and the necessary medical treatment could leave workers with no reasonable way to support themselves and their loved ones financially. However, through the benefits of workers’ compensation payments, many workers who suffer from toxic substance exposure are actually able to financially support themselves and maintain their lifestyle to a certain extent.

While everyone’s individual case is different, many of the cases of injured workers that involve toxic exposure result in significant physical or mental damage. Because toxic substances can attack the mind as well as the body, they are especially dangerous for workers who come into contact with them regularly or for long periods of time. These long periods of exposure maximize the risk that workers will be negatively affected by the exposure, leaving them with potentially life-changing effects.

Dangerous Toxins

There are many kinds of toxic substances that are dangerous for workers to handle. But some of the most common include:

  • – Mercury
  • – Lead
  • – Pesticides
  • – Liquified petroleum gas (LPG)
  • – Carbon monoxide
  • – Sulfur
  • Ammonium nitrate (Like in fertilizer plants)

Whether your job exposed you to these or other dangerous toxins, you may be entitled to pursue workers compensation benefits. If you or a person you work with has been negatively affected by exposure to dangerous toxins at the workplace, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options for getting workers’ compensation benefits.

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