Baltimore Hazardous Chemical Exposure Lawyers
Occupational diseases are illnesses and injuries caused by working conditions. Employees who suffer an occupational disease are eligible for workers’ compensation. If a negligent third party is also liable, the employee may file a separate personal injury suit for additional damages.
At the Greenberg Law Offices, we represent workers injured by exposure to hazardous materials and toxins. Toxic exposure in the workplace may cause catastrophic or fatal occupational diseases. Employers that do not provide adequate ventilation and safety equipment put workers at risk. We will hold them accountable for your losses. To schedule a free consultation with a Baltimore hazardous chemical exposure attorney, please call 410-539-5250 or 410-844-4854.
We Seek Workers’ Comp Benefits For Your Injuries
Toxic exposure is more common in some jobs. Workers at risk may include truck drivers, construction workers, auto mechanics, factory workers, electricians, cleaners, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration workers, health care workers, textile workers and woodworkers.
Prolonged exposure to toxins can lead to serious injury or wrongful death. Some of the most dangerous toxins in the workplace include cadmium, mercury, benzene, silica, asbestos, diesel fuel, coal, lead, formaldehyde and mold.
When toxic materials are repeatedly inhaled, ingested or come into contact with the skin, workers may develop an occupational disease. Dust, fibers, smoke, gases and fumes from toxic materials can cause diseases and injuries such as:
- Lung scarring
- Inhalation injuries
- Occupational asthma
- Chemical burns
- Loss of vision
- Skin disorders
- Brain damage
- Heavy metal poisoning
Workers must have the correct safety equipment when working with or near toxins. Safety goggles, dust masks, gloves and protective clothing should be provided. The area should be properly ventilated and workers should be educated about the dangers of working with toxic materials.
Contact A Maryland Toxic Tort Attorney
For a free consultation with one of our workers’ comp lawyers, please call 410-539-5250, 410-844-4854, or contact us online.