Chemical and Hazardous Substance Exposure

When lung injury or other harm results from hazardous chemical exposure on the job, victims are urged to contact an experienced lawyer to schedule a free initial consultation. Lung injury from long-term exposure to chemicals such as those listed below may be compensable through workers’ compensation and possibly through third-party liability claims as well.

Toxic Injury After Chemical Exposure to Hazardous Substances on the Job

Employers and manufacturers of industrial and household chemicals may be held accountable when employees suffer toxic injury after chemical exposure to substances such as the following:

  • Benzene
  • Diesel fuel
  • Gasoline
  • Brake cleaner
  • Parts cleaner
  • Kerosene
  • Toluene
  • Naphtha
  • Thinner
  • Solvent
  • Asbestos

Employers are responsible for providing proper training and implementing safety measures when employees must use dangerous chemicals such as these in the course of their jobs. Workers need to know that they are legally entitled to look at the MSDS (material safety data sheet) for hazardous substances that they may be exposed to on the job.

Short-Term and Long-Term Injuries

Improper handling of hazardous chemicals may lead to injuries in the short term or long term, such as the following:

  • Cancer, including leukemia
  • Brain damage
  • Damage to the central nervous system
  • Heart damage
  • Lung damage
  • Bone and joint damage
  • Occupational asthma

Secondhand Chemical Exposure

Since there have been documented cases of housewives developing mesothelioma after breathing in dust from their husbands’ clothes, we know that secondhand exposure to hazardous substances may be as harmful as firsthand exposure by employees who work with dangerous chemicals.

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Contact Our Firm

Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. for more information. Know your rights pertaining to use of and exposure to hazardous chemicals on the job. Learn how to pursue and obtain compensation for your lung disease or other maladies caused by chemical exposure.