On-the-job injuries are often obvious injuries, broken bones, open wounds, or burns, but other injuries are less obvious.
People who work with chemicals or other materials and are exposed to them on a regular basis can seriously affect their health. This includes those who work in manufacturing plants or laboratories, as well as those who work in factories where chemicals are handled.
Exposure to toxic chemicals can occur in a variety of ways, but the most common are:
- Exposure to asbestos or lead paint
- Exposure to solvents, insecticides or gases
- Exposure to toxic fuel gases
- Continuous use of substances used for cleaning
Exposure to toxic substances can have detrimental effects on your health in the short and long term. The most common effects of these substances are lung diseases, immune system diseases, asthma and cancer.
If you have contact with toxic substances in your work environment, it becomes necessary to take precautions not to expose yourself to them, it is so important to be aware of protecting yourself and your co-workers, when handling dangerous substances use adequate protection such as glasses security, masks to avoid harmful gases and gloves to protect your hands.
Steps to Take After a Toxic Injury
If you are injured due to exposure to toxic substances at work the first thing you should do is seek medical attention as soon as possible, then notify your employer as soon as the injury is evident and last but not least consult with an expert lawyer in these cases.
Contact the JULIE O LEGAL team and get the benefits you deserve. We have the knowledge and experience to make this happen for you.