If you have become ill because of exposure to benzene, you will naturally want to become educated on what it is and how it affects humans. Consider the facts about benzene presented on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example. You will learn that benzene is one of the top 20 chemicals used "to make other chemicals that are used to make plastics, resins, and nylon and synthetic fibers. Benzene is also used to make some types of lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs and pesticides." Learning about the possible sources of benzene poisoning may give you strong clues about the circumstances of the chemical exposure that could have triggered your leukemia or other benzene exposure injury.
What Are Symptoms Of Benzene Exposure?
You may have been aware right away that you had suffered toxic exposure because of symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, tremors or confusion. Or you may have developed weakness over time, caused by anemia or the loss of white blood cells in your body. Your blood and/or bone marrow may have developed abnormalities such as excessive bleeding or infections. In a worst-case scenario (short of immediate death), you may have developed leukemia.
You've Been Exposed To Benzene. Now What?
Now you need to know how you were exposed to benzene, and how to pursue compensation. You may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. You may also be eligible to file a lawsuit against a liable third party other than your employer. Were you exposed to benzene in connection with your work in the fracking industry? As a benzene exposure victim, the stakes may be very high if your medical expenses are mounting and you are losing time away from work. As in the case of any workers' compensation claim, a successful claim based on alleged benzene exposure on the job will require clear documentation. Your doctor's testimony will be a key factor confirming that your illness was caused by activities or conditions at your place of work.
Decades Of Experience On Your Side
Our legal team at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo is ready to help you pursue maximum workers' compensation benefits through proper documentation and compelling testimony. Since 1936, we have been dedicated to helping Pennsylvania's workers. We want to hear about your benzene exposure case and provide you with the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you. Contact us to request a consultation with an experienced attorney in Philadelphia or locations across Pennsylvania.
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