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Can I File Claim for Chemical Exposure?

Injuries, illness, or other harm done to the body from chemical exposure can lead to temporary or even lifelong problems. For those who have been harmed due to toxic chemical exposure in the workplace, it becomes all the more important to resolve the matter as soon as possible. A workers’ compensation attorney can help you file a claim for financial compensation.

Uncovering Chemical Exposure Cases

Chemical exposure is not relegated only to those working in an industrial facility, a factory, or a science laboratory. Dangerous chemicals can exist in nearly any workplace—even in an officeif chemical products are being used and there is a spill or the areas are not properly ventilated.

Some of the most common types of toxic chemicals include the following:

  • Asbestos
  • Pesticides
  • Paint
  • Silica
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Acids

Workers who are exposed to dangerous substances on a daily basis face the immense risk of becoming injured, sick, or worse after chemical exposure has occurred. Depending on the type of materials that are being used, employers should be enforcing rules, such as wearing protective clothing, gloves, hazmat suits, goggles, and other equipment to keep their employees safe.

Injuries that often result from toxic chemical exposure:

  • Burns
  • Rash
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurological damage
  • Brain injuries
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Throat injuries

In one of the most extreme cases of toxic chemical exposure, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation to help you and your family while you recover. Employees in the State of California are entitled to receive compensation for injuries that occur in the workplace due to negligence. This applies in particular if employers were negligent and failed to prevent any injuries or illnesses that arise from toxic exposure.

Contact Smolich & Smolich Today

Be sure to reach out to a knowledgeable Sacramento workers’ comp attorney right away. Workers’ compensation laws can be complex to grasp, so let us help make sense of it all for you and help you obtain the best possible result. Life after a serious injury, particularly from chemical exposure, can be difficult to adjust to, so it is important that you have everything you need to move forward.

Smolich & Smolich has been helping clients find just compensation from injuries on the job since 1969. Please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation!