Toxic Exposure in the Workplace
There are a stunning number of different substances and chemicals that surround the daily lives of workers which, under some circumstances, can cause serious physical harm. Cleaning products, the paint on the wall, and the dishes that are used to accommodate in-office lunches are just some of the potential sources of danger.
When something goes wrong and a worker is sickened by toxic exposure in the workplace then it may become necessary to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits as appropriate to Iowa state law. These benefits can address medical costs, lost wages, and other considerations associated with the occupational exposure to hazardous substances.
Unfortunately, it can often feel like an uphill battle to obtain the financial benefits that you are due, despite the intent of the law that access to those benefits should be swift and unencumbered. Having a skilled and experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your situation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
Causes and Kinds of Toxic Exposure
The variety of ways in which one might become exposed to dangerous chemicals is virtually limitless and highly dependent upon the nature of his or her job and the occupational environment. Some of the possible causes and kinds of toxic exposure, however, include:
- Lead paint poisoning
- Mercury poisoning
- Improperly stored chemicals
- Dangerous interactions of different cleaning agents improperly combined
- Fumes associated with specific job responsibilities
- Malfunctioning containers
We are dedicated to helping injured Iowan workers seek the benefits that they need to cope with the harmful effects of toxic chemical exposure in the workplace. For more information, contact the Des Moines toxic exposure lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.