Were You Exposed To Dangerous Chemicals At Work?
Workers who perform certain job duties need protective clothing and safety equipment to prevent contact with dangerous chemicals. If employers fail to provide these measures, workers may suffer serious injury or death. While workers’ compensation will help cover the cost of medical care and lost wages, you may need an attorney’s help to get benefits you deserve.
Helping Injured Workers In Florida Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits
At the Panama City law firm of Walborsky Bradley & Fleming, PLLC, we provide experienced workers’ compensation representation to injured workers in Florida. We work hard to protect the rights of workers who have suffered an occupational illness, including toxic exposure.
Occupational diseases are illnesses and injuries caused by working conditions. We represent people who have been injured or contracted an occupational disease from exposure to toxins such as:
- Diesel exhaust
- Silica dust
Prolonged exposure to such toxins can result in catastrophic occupational illnesses or injuries. If toxins are inhaled or ingested, they can cause emphysema, lung scarring, lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, other cancers, organ damage, brain damage and viruses. Certain chemicals can cause chemical burns if they make contact with the skin. These illnesses and injuries may lead to temporary or permanent disability, or wrongful death.
Jobs That Commonly Cause Toxic Harm To Workers
Any job that exposes workers to solvents, gasoline, paint, insulation, dust, fibers, fumes or smoke may cause serious harm. Some of the jobs that can expose workers to these hazards include manufacturing, truck driving, construction, demolition, cargo loading/unloading, vehicle repair, recycling, cleanup and salvage. This is only a partial list; please speak with us if you do not see your occupation listed.