Many occupations carry with them the risk of harmful exposure to toxic chemicals by workers who come in contact with them. Employees laboring in industries such as photo developing, fabrication, hospital work, airline work, mechanical repairs and construction are often vulnerable to toxic exposure.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues guidelines and regulations to employers, designed to protect workers from toxic exposure at work. However, accidents happen, often resulting in injuries to workers. Some workers become ill through the cumulative effects of toxic exposure over time, even when employers take precautions.
Chemical Exposure At Work: How It Happens
For example, custodial workers and hospital workers sometimes suffer chemical burns, silicosis or worsening of pre-existing asthma as a result of the hazardous substances that are part of their work. Mechanics suffer reactive airway disease after months or years of exposure to vehicle exhaust and fumes from substances used to maintain and repair vehicles. Even when workers wear hazard protective suits, they sometimes become ill because of exposure to adhesives, solvents and caulking.
How We Can Help
A legitimate workplace injury can qualify you for workers' compensation benefits to pay for medical care and replace at least some of your lost income. Have you suffered harmful effects to your health as a result of chemical inhalation on the job? Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, in Philadelphia, can advise you on how to obtain proper compensation through a workers' compensation claim and/or a third-party liability lawsuit if applicable in your case.
Our legal team is ready to help you pursue maximum workers' compensation benefits when toxic exposure has made you sick. Since 1936, we have been dedicated to helping Pennsylvania's workers.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Toxic Exposure In The Workplace
We want to hear about your work-related toxic exposure sickness and provide you with the information you need to recover compensation you are entitled to. Email us or call us at 570-622-8297 or toll free at 877-794-2396 to talk to an experienced attorney. Our lawyers handle workers' compensation cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation or prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, or if you settle your case.