Have You Been Exposed To Toxins At Work?
Chemicals are an important and everyday aspect of both home life and work. We use chemicals for a huge range of tasks, from fixing a clogged drain to putting the finishing coat of paint on a brand-new automobile. Even though chemicals can be incredibly beneficial, they can be harmful as well when there’s improper exposure. The fact of the matter is that any chemical is toxic to the human body in extreme quantities, even water.
But, with common industrial chemicals, the dose required to make someone sick is very low to sometimes even minuscule. Those exposed to such chemicals often need legal help from personal injury lawyers like ours at Kyle Law Firm to help them recover from damages incurred and work within the law to seek just resolutions. Our attorneys have earned substantial financial settlements for our clients, and they stand prepared to help you, too.
Legal cases that frequently result from chemical exposure in the workplace and at home are as follows:
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that in 2010, dermal skin exposure as a source of illness was higher than respiratory exposure illnesses. There were 34,400 cases of skin illnesses versus 19,300 respiratory cases.
- Respiratory exposure to chemicals is also significant, however, with a rate of 1.9 per 10,000 employees surveyed.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2009 that while some home exposure to dangerous toxins like lead has declined, there has been an increase in exposure to chemicals such as acrylamides and bisphosphonates (BPs) in plastics.
Know Your Rights
With all of these types of chemical exposures reported, there is a demonstrated risk of harm and permanent injury that must be recognized. Long-term illness from exposure to chemicals like asbestos can result in respiratory illnesses and cancers. Birth defects and debilitating tissue damage can also occur in many cases.
Many chemical spills and chemical accidents are the results of negligence, and liability falls on both the manufacturer of the chemical and/or the distributor. You have the right to live your life free from the long-term effects of chemical accidents.
Fighting For Full And Fair Compensation
At Kyle Law Firm, our lawyers will work to represent your case and get you the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured because of a chemical accident, you might qualify for damages. You don’t need to suffer alone. We have a team of professional New Braunfels chemical exposure attorneys that can help you with your personal injury claim.