After exposure to a toxic chemical in the workplace, you may suffer severe injuries. These injuries may leave you unable to return to work, resulting in an enormous financial strain on both yourself and your loved ones. You also may face substantial medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation costs, and emotional pain and suffering. Fortunately for victims, they may have legal recourse to obtain compensation for these losses as a result of their injuries.
Claims By Employees Who Have Been Injured by Toxic Chemical Exposure
What types of claims are potentially available to injured victims after chemical exposure in the workplace? The following is an overview:
- An employee who is injured on the job can pursue a workers’ compensation claim for their losses.
- If the toxic chemical exposure was caused by a third party, such as another person or company, the employee can file a personal injury claim.
- Personal injury claims are based on fault.
- In order to obtain compensation against someone in a third-party claim, the injured employee must prove that the third party was negligent.
What is an example of a possible third-party claim following exposure to toxic chemicals? If you are injured as a result of chemical exposure and the chemical manufacturer failed to disclose that people working with that chemical must use a specific type of protective equipment, you may have a third-party claim against the manufacturer. The manufacturer had an obligation to provide the user of its product with the necessary information in order to keep users of the product safe.
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