Toxic Chemical Dangers
For a large number of employees throughout the United States it is common to work with or near some extremely dangerous chemicals. This hazard is often just a part of the job. Sadly, there are frequently accidents and mishaps where the dangerous chemicals can cause serious suffering and injuries to those who work with them. By knowing what dangers are associated with toxic chemical exposure, you may be able to prevent being the victim of a dangerous chemical accident.
Injuries and Illnesses Related to Chemical Exposure
Whether you are working with battery acid, bleach, or any of the other common and toxic chemicals used throughout a number of industries, it is possible to fall victim to a serious accident while working. Some common injuries related to this experience can include the following:
Diseases related to exposure to benzene
Chemical burns, which can often cause a significant disability and severe pain
Black lung and other lung illnesses related to exposure to toxic dust
Sickness related to exposure to petrochemicals
Blindness or other damages to the senses
Inhalation of toxic chemical fumes, which can harm the brain, nasal cavity, and other important parts of the body.
When an employee suffers from an accident or injury related to their work it is important they are given the information they need to file a claim for workers’ compensation, which can help cover some of the costs associated with this accident. Filling a claim for compensation can be very difficult and confusing, however, so it would benefits workers to work with a workers’ compensation attorney to make sure they file all the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner.