Know Your Rights If You Have Been Exposed To Chemical Fumes At Work
Workers sometimes discover too late that their workplace is hazardous to their health. Lead dust, fumes and exhaust, asbestiform fibers, insecticides, benzene, mercury, solvents, burning plastics, and smoke are just a few substances that can damage the lungs and get into the bloodstream and the brain. Some of these substances are known carcinogens. The result of these fumes and chemicals can be malignant, disabling and even fatal.
Some industries are well-known for the environmental dangers they routinely present to workers. These include:
- Agriculture industry
- Chemical plants
- Meatpacking industry
- Trucking industry
- Railroad industry
- Remodeling industry
“Bad air,” leading to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung problems, can occur in any setting, including office setting.
At Mayer & Associates, P.C., our Kansas City workers’ compensation attorney assists workers who have been seriously injured by toxic exposure in the workplace. Financial compensation can’t solve all the problems arising from toxic contamination, but it can pay your medical bills and compensate you for the work time that you miss and your disability.
Serving Workers In Both Missouri And Kansas
Our legal team knows how to obtain maximum compensation for you and your family. We are here to listen, investigate and present your case as logically and as forcefully as possible. In some cases, it may make sense to also file a personal injury lawsuit. We will pursue claims against every individual or business responsible for exposing you to toxic chemicals or fumes.