The workplace can be a dangerous place. Industrial workers are exposed to many risks that can cause them physical injuries. These injuries can lead to permanent disability or even death. Outside of these obvious, everyday physical risks, though, many workers are unaware of the chemical hazards that surround them in their workplace. This makes them more vulnerable to toxic exposures. It is management’s responsibility to inform and protect the workers from chemical hazards. Sadly, that does not always happen.
As a personal injury attorney in Houston, it is common for me to see clients who have become ill or permanently disabled from toxic chemical exposures in Houston, South Houston, and Pasadena. Many of my clients have also come in grieving a loved one’s death that was caused by toxic chemicals in their workplace.
Although nothing can undo the damage that has been done in many toxic exposure cases, it is your right to pursue justice and financial compensation against the industrial giants that caused your pain and suffering.
Toxic Exposure in the Workplace
According to the International Labour Organization, more than 2.75 million workers die from unsafe work conditions around the world each year. At least one worker dies every 30 seconds from toxic exposure.
The workplace is one of the most common places where chemical exposures occur in the Houston area. Industrial workers are exposed daily to toxic chemicals that they can inhale or come in contact with. This long-term exposure can lead to more serious illnesses later on.
Common toxic chemicals in industrial workplaces include:
- Vinyl Chloride
- Inorganic Arsenic
- Ethylene Oxide
- Methylene Chloride
If you or a loved one has been impacted by any of these chemicals, and if you believe it was caused by long-term exposure in your home or in the workplace, please don’t hesitate to contact me for legal guidance.