The risk of chemical exposure in the workplace is faced by millions of Americans each day. Even though there are preventative and protective measures that employers are supposed to take, workers still get injured every day. When you need a Downey chemical exposure lawyer, you can turn to the team at JML Law. These cases can become incredibly complex, but we will not be deterred. We will get to work investigating your exposure claim so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
There were more than 2.8 million total workplace injuries and illnesses reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) during the latest year. But what about chemical injuries?
There are various ways that chemicals create hazards for workers. The main agency tasked with workplace safety in the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tell us that chemicals and toxic substances pose both internal and external health hazards for workers:
The BLS tells us that exposure to harmful substances, including chemicals, was one of the leading causes of worker deaths in the latest reporting year, killing 531 people. Thousands of others suffered from exposure injuries and illnesses.
These cases can become complicated. While many exposure incidents are immediately recognizable (chemical burns and explosions), there are times when a chemical exposure illness causes long-term chronic conditions or cancer. In these cases, linking the illness to chemical exposure can be difficult.
Most chemical exposure incidents are preventable. In industries that rely on chemicals as a part of their overall operation, all workers should be properly trained and have the necessary safety equipment. OSHA says that employees should have working conditions that do not pose them a risk of serious harm.
Even in lower-risk work environments, the risk of chemical exposure is still present:
If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to exposure to chemicals in the workplace, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At JML Law, we know that these cases can become complicated, but we will not let that stop us from securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.