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:

  • Ammonia
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Chloroform
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodine
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Uranium
  • Zinc

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 can still 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 legal options.

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 to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.