Toxic Exposure in the Workplace
No matter where you work, it is the right of every employer to provide a safe environment for their employees. This wasn’t always the case, but it has been established by law over the years and now stands as a standard for employment. Unfortunately, this is not something that is always honored by companies, particularly large corporations. When toxic exposure becomes an unfortunate part of the working day, you become eligible for compensation for any medical complications that arise as a result.
Toxic exposure is not something that is a natural part of most workplaces, but it can happen when something goes wrong. For example, a broken down machine or part of the building may exude fumes that are harmful when breathed in. While contracting a health condition due to this kind of harmful exposure is not a traditional kind of workplace injury, it is still a problem that occurs on the job and therefore is qualifying for worker’s compensation.
In some fields, it is actually common to work with toxic chemicals or in unsafe environments. If that is unavoidable, it is still the responsibility of the employing company to provide adequate protection for their employees. An example of this might be gearing construction workers with the right safety equipment to get the job done safely. If the company does not, there are grounds for lawsuits even above worker’s compensation claims.
If you or someone you know has developed a health problem due to toxic exposure in the workplace and is having trouble receiving worker’s compensation, we at the Franco Law Firm are here to help you fight and win the funding you deserve. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation today, please call us at (813) 872-0929.