Baltimore Injury Attorneys Protect Those Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals
Know your rights to care and compensation
Without the proper protection, many chemicals can have an adverse affect on your health and wellness. From breathing issues to chronic pain, complications arising from chemical exposure can permanently impact your life. What’s worse, some chemicals can cause cancer and other fatal conditions. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, fight to help get you the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
Common chemicals involved in exposure incidents
Health issues can arise from chemical sources you may not expect. Chemical exposure isn’t limited to factory or laboratory settings, nor to industrial-quality substances. Many common cleaners, fuels and other supplies can put you at risk of hazardous chemical exposure, leading to health problems, cancer and even death. The proper precautions need to be taken around:
- Cleaning solvents: Benzene is a popular ingredient in commercial and industrial solvents, but it can also cause cancer
- Spray paints: Aerosol paints pose a risk from chemical components as well as inhaled particulates that can affect the respiratory system
- Fuels: The organic compounds in gasoline and kerosene release toxic chemicals along with carbon monoxide when burned
- Asbestos: People who work in older buildings or are involved in demolition and remodeling are frequently exposed to this once-popular but highly dangerous substance, which can cause mesothelioma when inhaled
- Household cleaners and pesticides: Even common consumer products can produce dangerous fumes when used in enclosed spaces like ovens, cabinets, garages and sheds
If you work with any of these sorts of chemicals, your employer should have a chemical hygiene plan in place in the event of accidental exposure. You should also be working with quality, well-maintained equipment to minimize the risk of leaks and accidents. Personal protective equipment should also be supplied in the form of gloves, goggles, breathing apparatuses and protective outfits as needed.
Information is critical to preventing chemical exposure
Proper warnings and training are critical to protecting your well-being whenever chemicals are involved. If you use chemical products on the job, your employer should provide details of the hazards of those chemicals, symptoms of exposure and procedures to follow in the case of exposure. Household products should be properly labeled with similar information for your reference. If your health has been affected due to a lack of information about the risks of working with a chemical, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation for medical costs and your pain and suffering.
Talk to an experienced Baltimore chemical exposure lawyer
If your health has been affected as a result of chemical exposure, the lawyers at Mallon & McCool, LLC, are ready to put more than 60 years of combined experience at your disposal. We provide free legal consultations. Call our Baltimore office at (410)-727-7887, contact us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We are proud to serve Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County and all surrounding areas.