West Virginia Toxic Exposure Lawyers Help Workers Injured by Toxic Substances on the Job
When you think of on-the-job injuries, your mind probably goes to catastrophic incidents such as ladder falls or trench accidents. But even microscopic molecules can cause lasting—even deadly—consequences. Whether working in an administrative position in an office or doing physical labor at a factory or construction site, workers of all types are susceptible to the threat of toxic exposure. Get the help you need with a no-cost evaluation and contact toxic exposure lawyers today.
Toxic exposure takes a costly toll on victims
Toxic exposure can cause some of the most devastating injuries and illnesses, leaving victims suffering from painful diseases that cost thousands of dollars to treat. Victims of toxic exposure deserve dedicated, aggressive legal representation to help them get the money they deserve to help treat these conditions. The lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson can provide that representation. Contact our team of seasoned West Virginia construction accident lawyers as soon as possible for a no-cost evaluation of your case.
OSHA recognizes the threat of toxic exposure
Toxic exposure injuries can occur as the result of poor worker training, a lack of safety equipment, or a failure to use less-dangerous options that would also suffice for a given task. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created voluminous rules governing toxic chemicals in the workplace—rules that often get ignored by careless or cost-cutting employers. Injuries from work done with toxic chemicals are so difficult to prevent that OSHA recommends that employers limit work done with dangerous chemicals as much as possible, instead substituting less-harmful alternatives.
When appropriate training or safety conditions for handling toxic chemicals are not provided, it isn’t only the workers using the chemicals who bear the risk. If work spaces are not properly enclosed, many dangerous substances can easily become airborne, quickly traveling to other departments to be inhaled by the unsuspecting and unprotected. Some substances may even be carried home on a worker’s clothing, causing families to be exposed to dangerous substances.
Toxic exposure injuries can include:
- Respiratory issues, including emphysema and asthma
- Severe allergic reactions, such as swollen air passages, rashes, or hives
- Intellectual disabilities or memory loss
Since toxic substances exist in so many areas of our lives, victims of toxic exposure often struggle to get the money damages they need to treat their condition. It’s important to seek an attorney who not only understands these challenges but knows how to succeed in proving a toxic exposure claim. The Martinsburg toxic exposure lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson have the investigatory savvy and litigation skill to help you get the money you’re owed after a toxic exposure injury. From the eastern panhandle of West Virginia to Western Maryland, our lawyers are prepared to help you get the compensation you deserve after a toxic exposure injury.
Call Our Martinsburg Construction Accident Lawyers after Toxic Exposure on the Job
For professional, seasoned, and effective legal help with your West Virginia toxic exposure claim, contact the Martinsburg offices of Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson for a free consultation at 304-263-0900 or 304-LAWYERS.