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Toxic Chemical Exposure at Work

Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause severe damage, both internally and externally. As such, property owners and certain businesses are required to take special precautions to prevent people from being unduly exposed to these chemicals. Unfortunately, many employees in certain professions, particularly those who work in manufacturing and industrial plants, are all too often exposed to toxic chemicals. Depending on the industry and place where the exposure occurs, the type of toxic chemical a person is exposed to will differ, although some are more common.

Toxic Chemicals You May Be Exposed to at Work

Depending on where you work or what chemicals you are sporadically exposed to, your risk of exposure to toxins can vary. Sadly, though, a lot of people are exposed to toxic chemicals through negligence at the workplace. Some toxic chemicals that regularly affect innocent people and workers include:

  • Mercury
  • Benzene
  • Silica
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Lead

Exposure to any of the above substances could have drastic health consequences. These might be immediate, like skin reactions, allergies, or burns, but they can also develop over time and might result in serious illnesses like cancer.

Discuss Toxic Exposure with a Lawyer in Tennessee

If you or someone you love has been exposed to a toxic chemical at work or due to someone else’s negligence in Tennessee, the attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you pursue much-needed financial compensation and justice. You can contact our office today to discuss your legal situation and options by calling 615-277-2765.

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