Toxic Exposure Injuries & Illnesses
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
If you work in an industry that requires you to handle and use toxic materials,
and you are exposed to these harmful chemicals while you are at work,
you might be entitled to financial compensation. Exposure to toxic chemicals
can cause serious bodily harm and catastrophic injuries that require expensive
medical treatments, which is why it is important to collect all of the
workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.
Common Toxic Chemicals Used in Workplaces
There are a number of different toxic chemicals workers might encounter
or be exposed to that can result in serious injuries, including:
- Hydrogen peroxide
If you have developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, you
might be eligible for other forms of financial compensation, in addition
to workers’ compensation benefits.
Can I Still File A Claim if I Took Safety Precautions?
Workers' compensation claims are not based on fault, which means you
file a claim for benefits if you took reasonable precautions but you were still exposed to toxic
chemicals. As long as you were exposed to toxic chemicals while performing
work-related duties, you can pursue a claim.
Steps to Take After Being Exposed to Toxic Chemicals
You need to immediately seek medical attention after you have been exposed
to toxic chemicals at work. Once you have been evaluated by a medical
professional, you need to tell your employer about your injuries and request
the forms you need to complete an injury report. After you have completed
these steps, you should talk to an experienced lawyer about all of your
Consult with Our Legal Professionals Today
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we are here to walk you through
every aspect of your case to ensure your rights and interests are fully
protected. From filing your claim to collecting evidence, we will use
our full resources to pursue a fair case result on your behalf. Let us
fight for you today.
Call (201) 870-1909 to
schedule your free initial consultation with our workers’ compensation lawyers in New Jersey. We are here
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