Toxic Exposure & Workers' Compensation
Do you have a job where you are constantly exposed to harmful toxins? Prolonged
toxic exposure can lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are
many harmful toxins found in certain work environments. By law, it is
the duty of the employer to take necessary precautions to ensure employees
are safe from exposure; however, there are still countless workers who suffer.
If you believe that your injuries are due to toxic chemical exposure in
the workplace, you could be entitled to seek workers' comp benefits.
Contact us without delay to find out if you are able to file a
workers' comp claim.
Types of Toxic Exposure Claims
It is disheartening to hear that many workers end up disabled. It is even
more disheartening to hear that these workers did not know until later
that it was due to toxic exposure to chemicals at work.
Some of the most common toxic chemicals in work environments include:
- Vinyl Chloride
- Certain Welding Materials
- Production of Plastic
The most common toxic exposure cases that we hear of involve asbestos exposure.
Asbestos is a toxin that can lead to mesothelioma which can be a fatal
and debilitating lung condition.
Are you in the welding industry?
People who are in the welding profession are at the highest risk of toxic
chemical exposure. Welders deal with piping, metals and glass all day
and throughout the course of their work they can be exposed to manganese
fumes and other harmful toxins. Many welders end up being diagnosed with
brain damage, Parkinson's disease, or the common welder's syndrome.
This syndrome is where the individual experiences problems with speech,
balance, body tremors, and depression.
Unfortunately many of the conditions and health conditions caused by prolonged
exposure to toxic chemicals are permanent.
Exposed workers can develop any of the following:
- Damage to the Eyes or Blindness
- Damage to the Lungs
- Damage to the Organs
- Scarring of the Skin
- Damage to the Reproductive System
- Brain Damage
How Is Medical Treatment Provided
in Georgia Workers’ Comp Claims?
Hurt workers are entitled to medical treatment at the employer and insurance
company’s expense. Learn more about the method through which such
treatment can be provided.
Get the Facts
We can help you file a toxic exposure claim today!
If you are just now discovering an underlying health condition due to toxic
chemical exposure, then it may be too late to correct your health. However,
you can seek
workers' compensation benefits to cover the physical and financial damages that you have suffered and
may continue to suffer over the course of your life. Be sure to discuss
your toxic exposure case with an Atlanta workers' compensation attorney
from our premier workers' comp firm as soon as possible.
We don't charge any fee unless we successfully recover benefits on
your behalf and we also offer a
complimentary case evaluation. Do not hesitate to
call our office at (888) 665-7699.