Employees on construction sites are often required to work with dangerous chemicals as part of their job. Following the rules and guidelines in place regarding the handling of hazardous chemicals can keep workers from catastrophic injury and a facility free from accidents.

However, these protocols are often ignored, and people’s lives are put at risk. Some of the most common toxic chemicals and materials found on constructions sites include the following:

  • Crystalline silica
  • Lead
  • Benzene
  • Asbestos
  • Formaldehyde
  • Vinyl chloride
  • Mercury
  • Mold
  • Various solvents and fuels

All of these chemicals have the potential to cause severe injuries, illnesses and even death, especially when people are being exposed to them for long periods of time.

Naturally, the type of injury suffered depends largely on the chemical that you have been exposed to, but some of the most common injuries that can occur as a result of chemical exposure are as follows:

If you have worked with harmful chemicals as part of your job and you started to notice you've developed various health problems, you should have a medical exam done as soon as possible. You may have been exposed to harmful chemicals and a fast medical intervention ensures the best outcomes. Moreover, you may have a valid personal injury claim.

Our lawyers at John M. O’Brien & Associates have the necessary expertise, resources, and skills to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. You can call us at 916.714.8200 or fill out a form explaining your issue, and we will get back to you shortly.

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