Have You Been Exposed to Caustic, Noxious or Allergenic Substances at Work

Have you been exposed to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances at work? If you have, you may have been injured or suffered illness as a result of this exposure. Have you received workers’ compensation for your injury or illness?

If your employer has threatened you or tried to keep you from getting the workers’ compensation you deserve, or you have had any other problems getting these valuable benefits; the smart thing to do is to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. A workers’ compensation lawyer will work hard to protect your rights and make sure you get all of the workers’ compensation that is rightfully yours.

Hazard

Exposure to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances is a hazard that workers face in many different types of jobs. Caustic substances are those that can eat away, burn, dissolve or corrode through chemical action. Noxious substances are those that are capable of injuring or harming your health. Allergenic substances are those that may produce a harmful allergic reaction.

As just mentioned, several different occupations involve a risk of exposure to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances. Some of these are:

Construction jobs
Painting jobs
Firefighting
Manufacturing jobs
Mine work
Inspection jobs
Repair work
Cleaning industry jobs
Forestry jobs
Farming work
Fishing jobs.

Exposure to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances may come from any one of many different substances that may be encountered on the job. Some of these are paints, solvents, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, plastics, smoke, fire, acids, minerals, bleach, ammonium compounds, engine exhausts and chlorine.

Many different things may bring about exposure to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances. Some of these include:

Factories that are not maintained well
Defective materials or products
Equipment that is not maintained properly
Mistakes made by poorly trained employees
Leaks and spills
Not following applicable codes, standards or safety practices.

Exposure to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances may result in several different injuries or illnesses. Some of these are:

Poisoning
Different kinds of cancer
Damage to your liver
Damage to your skin
Sterility
Mesothelioma
Asbestosis
Respiratory problems
Heart problems
Damage to your lungs
Damage to your kidneys.

Once again, if you have been injured or suffered illness as a result of being exposed to caustic, noxious or allergenic substances; you should be eligible for workers’ compensation. This is due to the fact that workers’ compensation covers almost all work-related injuries and illnesses.

However, proving that your injury or illness resulted from exposure to these substances is almost always difficult to do. In fact, it usually requires the assistance and representation of a workers’ compensation lawyer.

In addition, as mentioned earlier, your employer may be threatening you or trying to keep you from getting the workers’ compensation you deserve. If this is the case, or you are having any other kind of trouble getting the workers’ compensation that is rightfully yours, the wise thing to do is to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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