A toxic work environment plays a role in the occurrence of adverse human health effects
After prolonged exposure to chemical agents, people may be at risk of developing a life-threatening illness. There has been a steady rise in the incidence rate for cancers attributed to occupational exposure to certain toxins, such as:
These cancer-causing substances can sometimes take decades to surface, meaning people who worked in various industries decades ago might just now be reaping the consequences of past chemical exposure.
Lung cancer alone kills as much as 150,000 people every year as per the American Lung Association. It was also suggested that about 15% of these victims have had lung cancer as a result of direct exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos, silica, radon, dust, and other environmental pollutants on the job. People with the following occupations are known to be associated with the highest risk of developing cancer:
- construction workers
- tile workers
- factory workers
- machine operators
- HVAC workers
- shipyard workers/
- insulation installers
- power plant workers
- oil and petroleum refinery workers
- textile mill workers
- automobile repair workers
- railroad workers
- abatement workers
- aircraft workers
We can help you obtain fair and equitable compensation
If you or someone you love was exposed to toxic chemicals on a regular basis and received a cancer diagnosis, you may be overwhelmed with medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other hardships. In many cases, because some hazardous chemicals do not have any odor and are invisible to the human eye, workers are not aware that they have been exposed until the symptoms begin to present themselves. If you have been harmed by exposure to toxic substances while performing your everyday duties on the job you may be entitled to compensation.
The experienced attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. can help you file a claim against the party, or parties, responsible for your on-the-job toxic exposure. We offer a free initial case evaluation so that you are fully informed of your options before you commit to anything, and do not collect attorney fees unless we succeed in obtaining compensation for you.