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Toxic Exposure

Bethlehem PA Lawyer Explains Your Rights

Exposure to toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials at work often results in serious injuries or illnesses. Sometimes, such injuries occur due to a single hazardous situation. But often, employees develop health problems due to prolonged exposure to toxic materials.

Workers exposed to toxic materials can develop a wide range of serious health problems, including:

  • Burn injuries
  • Blindness
  • Nerve damage
  • Tumors
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver damage
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    And while anyone can potentially be exposed to hazardous materials at work, certain professions can be more dangerous than others. These include:

    • Construction workers
    • Demolition workers
    • Auto mechanics
    • Farm workers
    • Hospital workers
    • Pest control workers

    Whatever profession you work in, if you have serious health problems due to exposure to toxic chemicals, seek immediate medical attention, then contact our Bethlehem workplace accident law firm.

    Common Toxic Materials

    Many different chemicals or substances can be toxic or hazardous to your health. Whether it's breathing in such substances or coming into direct contact with them, you or a loved one can develop serious health problems. Common toxic substances that cause health problems include:

    • Asbestos (found in old building materials or insulation)
    • Lead (old paint)
    • Cyanide (rat poison)
    • Mercury (thermostats)
    • Gasoline fumes
    • Carbon monoxide (car exhaust)
    • Radon (sometimes found in soil)

    How Accidents Happen

    Exposure to toxic chemicals and other hazardous materials can occur many different ways. Often, such injuries or illnesses occur since employers fail to take precautions to properly protect workers from such hazardous materials. This can include:

    • Not providing protective gear
    • Not providing adequate warning about hazardous conditions
    • Not properly labeling toxic materials
    • Poor ventilation
    • Improper storage of toxic materials

    What You Can Do

    First and foremost, seek immediate medical treatment. Go to a hospital emergency room right away if you or a loved are experiencing any dangerous side effects to toxic exposure. Your life could be at risk depending on which chemicals you or a loved one were exposed to at work.

    Then contact our law firm. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania attorney Anthony R. Vellner can work with you to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve and the medical care and treatment you need to get better.

    Without an attorney on your side, your employer or your employer's insurance company may try to minimize the impact of your toxic exposure illness or disease. They may even try to claim you developed such health problems outside of work and try to avoid compensating you. That's not right. That's why we want to meet with you and demand the justice you rightfully deserve. Schedule your free consultation with Vellner Law, PC.