For people who work in industries surrounded by potentially hazardous chemicals and toxic fumes, the risk of developing certain illnesses or injuries is a definite possibility. Employers have a certain responsibility to protect their employees as much as possible from these dangerous substances; however, for those that do experience harm, you have the right to pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
What types of symptoms are a result of exposure to toxic fumes?
- Memory loss
- Severe and long-lasting headaches
- Having difficulty breathing
- Joint pain
- Loss of consciousness
If not treated properly, these symptoms can become even more serious and result in brain damage, permanent disabilities and even death.
What industries pose the greatest risk of toxic exposure?
- Janitorial staff
- Plant workers
- Construction workers
- Oil rig workers
Whether you or a loved one has been exposed to paint fumes, carbon monoxide, ethanol, or other toxic substances, call Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover the damage caused by your working environment.
Pursuing a Workers’ Comp Claim in Florida
If your employer is to blame for your injuries by not providing proper training, not giving you the best safety gear, or having a poor working environment, you can seek compensation with the help of a qualified lawyer. Get the medical help you need as soon as you start seeing symptoms and then call a Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorney from our firm.
With over 240 years of combined experience, you can rely on the team of qualified legal advocates at our Ft. Lauderdale injury firm. Get your free initial case evaluation with us today!