Toxic Chemical Exposure at Work
Los Angeles Workplace Exposure Lawyers
If you were exposed to a toxic chemical at work, you deserve compensation. This applies whether you were hurt in an accident involving a single incident of exposure, or if you developed an illness or disease after months or years of continued exposure. Reed & Garcia Law, P.C. is here to help you get the money you need. Our Los Angeles workplace exposure lawyers can talk to you about what occurred, review your diagnosis with you, and determine how to move forward with a claim.
When it comes to accidental injuries like chemical burns, it is often easier to show that exposure is work-related. With cancer and other life-threatening diseases, proving a link between the condition and workplace exposure can be more difficult. Our attorneys work diligently to establish and prove a link between your condition and your work environment or the duties associated with your job.
Workers’ Comp Claims for Toxic Exposure
If you suffered injuries or fell ill due to toxic exposure at work, you can seek workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance. This will cover medical bills and a portion of your lost earnings. Our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys can help you with your claim to seek the benefits you deserve.
With these types of claims, you do not need to prove negligence or wrongdoing on the part of your employer or another party in relation to your toxic exposure. Even if you forgot to put on a mask or wear gloves, and suffered harm as a result, you should still be covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp benefits are provided regardless of fault.
Other Options for Compensation
In some cases, toxic chemical exposure occurs due to extreme negligence on the part of an employer, as a result of a defective or dangerous product, or because of a third party’s neglect. In these situations, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim instead of workers’ compensation. Although you will have to prove fault for your injury or illness in a personal injury case, you may be entitled to more compensation, including pain, suffering, and emotional trauma – in addition to lost earnings and medical bills.
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