Call (800) 900-0863 if You Have Been Exposed to Dangerous Chemicals
Construction workers can be exposed to thousands of toxic substances during the course of their employment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that certain job environments may expose workers to as many as a hundred thousand potentially unsafe substances.
These potentially unsafe substances include:
- Heavy metals
There are a variety of laws and regulations in place at both the state and federal levels to protect construction workers from toxic exposure. Employers who fail to adhere to these laws can be liable for injuries caused in a construction accident should an employee choose to file a personal injury lawsuit.
What Kinds of Injuries Can Result from Chemical Exposure?
Medical issues that can arise due to chemical exposure include:
- Lack of breath
- Lung damage
Exposure to toxic chemicals over long periods of time can cause permanent brain damage, traumatic brain injury, disabilities, birth injuries, a variety of different cancers, harm to your internal organs, muscle damage, and more.
Talk to Our Team About Seeking Compensation for Your Chemical Exposure Injury
At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our resourceful attorneys can help build a case to prove that exposure to one or more harmful chemicals caused harm, property damage, or injury to you. Our legal team will use our entire resources to investigate your case.
We can help you get compensation for:
- Medical bills/surgery
- Vocational training
- Time lost at work (past and future wages)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Long-term physical and mental therapy
If you are currently exposed to dangerous chemicals at work, it’s important that you consult with us immediately. The longer you continue laboring at a dangerous construction site, the more damage you will likely suffer, and the more difficult it might be to prove that your employer or some other party violated OSHA regulations or safety practices.
Contact our San Jose chemical exposure attorneys to get started on your free case review. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you today.