Toxic Exposure Injuries at Work

Toxic Exposure Injuries at Work

Toxic exposure can be spurred by various chemical poisons, gases, smoke, pesticides, motor fuels, and other irritants. If any of the aforementioned enter the body, including through exposure, one can suffer from lifelong, permanent, and irreversible damages and consequences. While many people are not exposed to these toxins in their daily lives, a shocking number of workers across various industries are. These industries range from construction workers, factory workers, railroad workers, electricians, painters, HVAC technicians, plumbers, carpenters, and more.

Injuries or illnesses one can develop as a result of toxic exposure include the following and more:

  • Blindness, or damage to the eyes
  • Brain damage
  • Lung damage
  • Organ damage
  • Scarring
  • Reproductive system damage
  • Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung disease
  • RADS, also known as Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease

As an employee, you deserve the right to a safe workplace. If your employer fails to provide that for you and instead knowingly or negligently risks your wellbeing, there is no time to waste in holding the responsible parties accountable for what you have endured. You are entitled to compensation for your loss of work and wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation.

Contact Our Alexandria Personal Injury Lawyers Today

As a worker, you expect your health and safety to be a priority. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case--which is why our Alexandria personal injury attorneys of The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC want to do everything possible to advocate on your behalf. If you are a victim of a work injury involving toxic exposure, don’t hesitate to take the necessary steps in protecting and fighting for your rights. We want to be an intrinsic part of your success during this difficult time.

Speak to a member of our firm by calling (571) 290-2390 at your earliest convenience.