Toxic Exposure in The Workplace
Workers' Compensation Attorney in New Jersey
Many manufacturing jobs in our state utilize a variety of chemicals or products which can result in toxic exposure to their employees. While some ingredients may be inert, when mixed with other substances they can become toxic. Long term exposure to certain substances, as in the case of asbestos, can lead to injuries or industrial and occupational diseases over a period of time. Repeated exposure in the workplace leads to serious illnesses.
Types of Toxic Exposure Injuries
These injuries occur over a long period of time and quite often from substances that employees either did not know were harmful or didn’t know were even present in the workplace. Unfortunately, because of the nature of these injuries, they are often not reversible by the time they are discovered, but immediate treatment of them is still imperative.
Long term exposure to certain chemicals and ingredients can lead to:
- Mesothelioma or lung cancer
- Brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Central nervous system damage
- Gastrointestinal illnesses
- Skin cancer and related injuries
If you believe you have been exposed to toxic substances at your place of work that have led to an illness or disease, contact a New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer for assistance in determining what course of action you should take. These types of occupational diseases can lead to long term medical conditions requiring extensive treatment and costs. It is therefore crucial to have a professional examine the history of your toxic exposure in order to properly present a workers' comp claim to your employer.
We Can Help You Seek Fair Compensation
At The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., our legal team is well-versed in workers' compensation laws and the full array of benefits you are entitled to when suffering from toxic exposure. You may be entitled to temporary or permanent disability benefits if your occupational disease has prevented you from being able to return to work. Your medical costs for all related illnesses or diseases may also be recoverable.
Obtain a free consultation and find out what your legal options are by contacting our New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys.
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Q:Do I need a workers’ compensation attorney for my injury case?
A:Yes, you need an attorney. If you’re visiting this site, have questions about your rights, and have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to collect money by filing a formal claim with the NJ Workers’ Compensation Courts. Only a NJ licensed lawyer can file a formal claim. If you do not file the formal claim, you will not collect what you are entitled to, and your rights to medical treatment may be affected.
Q:Will I lose my job if I file a formal claim with an attorney?
A:No, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against them for filing a workers’ compensation claim in NJ. If you are fired for filing a claim, you must speak to a workers’ compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Q:What should I do if I have been injured while working in New Jersey?
A:Notify your employer immediately. Speak with your supervisor or someone else of authority at your work. Notifications do not have to be in writing—however, it may benefit you to have evidence that you notified your employer. If you intend to seek medical treatment for your injuries, this should be requested through your employer as well.