Des Moines Exposure to Toxic Substances Attorneys
Employers have the obligation to provide safe workplaces for all of their employees. When they fail to do so, unsurprisingly, accidents occur and often result in serious injuries. Many workers face hazardous workplace conditions, and while they may willingly choose to work those jobs, workers have the right to know of every dangerous risk they are exposed to. Toxic substances often loom in the nooks and crannies of many Des Moines workplaces, and if an employer does not adequately scout for these hazards, employees will be the ones to suffer the consequences.
At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines exposure to toxic substances attorneys fully understand how dangerous exposure to toxic substances is. These substances can have serious health effects on workers, and when employers fail to test for toxic substances, they must either allow a workers’ compensation claim for the injuries they have caused or pay compensation themselves. Contact our offices at (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.
Common Toxic Substances Workers are Exposed to
There are many factors that affect the consequences of exposure to a toxic substance such as duration, method of exposure, and exposure medium. The effects of different chemicals can vary with the method of exposure to the dangerous chemical. For many toxic substances, the contaminant must in some way enter the body to have adverse health effects. This can be through touch, inhalation, or ingestion. Toxic substances can be found anywhere, and many of them have no scent or other outward indication. As a result, it is imperative for any employee to be wary of the surroundings at all times. Some of the most common toxic substances that workers are exposed to include:
- Coliform Bacteria
- Pesticides, Herbicides, and other Synthetic Organic Chemicals
- Volatile Organic Chemicals (gasoline, fuels, and other solvents)
These are only a few of the countless toxic substances that are found in Iowa workplaces. If you have had exposure to a toxic substance, consult with a doctor immediately for treatment options.
Contact a Des Moines Exposure to Toxic Substance Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been exposed to toxic substances at work, know that you have legal options to begin recovering compensation for your suffering. Lingering health effects from exposure to toxic substances can make even the most basic life tasks difficult, and no victim should have to endure these consequences without just compensation. At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our attorneys have been defending Des Moines workers for many years and our experience can assist you too. Contact our office at (515) 225-2600 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team today.