Is My Work Injury Caused by Chemical Exposure, Fumes, or Other Substances Covered by Work Comp?
Yes! Injuries, diseases and illnesses that are causally related to exposure to chemicals, fumes or other substances in the work place are covered work injuries. All employers and chemical suppliers doing business in Pennsylvania must provide information about the identity and hazards of chemicals used in the workplace. The identity of chemicals used in the workplace must be made available to employees and the public. It is important that employees know what chemicals they are working with and to know how to properly use and handle chemicals at your workplace.
Work Injury Caused by Chemical Exposure
Injuries due to chemical exposure can range from a minor irritant to a serious life threatening incident. It can lead to long-term disease and sensitivity to the chemical. Work Injury Chemical Exposure can affect the skin, lungs and other organs. It can produce skin irritations or dermatitis; shortness of breath or respiratory illness, such as asthma; or, severe burns to the skin, eyes, nose, throat or lungs if the chemical was inhaled; and other organ damage. Symptoms of chemical exposure can include, shortness of breath, burning sensations, faintness, sweating, headaches, weakness, etc.It is important to follow all safety procedures and use protective equipment when handling chemicals.
If you are concerned that you may have developed a work injury or condition that may be related to exposure to chemicals, fumes, or other substances at work, or you are concerned about the nature and extent of your exposure in the workplaces speak to your employer and your physician.
If you have been injured at work.
Contact Freeburn & Hamilton. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are certified as specialists in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section. In 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved the PBA Workers’ Compensation Section to certify lawyers in the area of workers’ compensation. Certification was granted to 141 lawyers in 2013 and only 32 in 2014. Freeburn & Hamilton have two lawyers that have attained this prestigious certification. Having this certification provides assurance that our attorneys are experts in workers’ compensation. Freeburn & Hamilton workers’ compensation lawyers are committed to providing expert legal advice to their clients, making sure that that their clients receive the maximum compensation available under the law.
Freeburn & Hamilton represent victims of work, car, truck, pedestrian, bicycle, ATV, slip and fall accidents and dog bite injuries. We are committed to serving our clients 24/7; from office, home or hospital.Freeburn & Hamilton Your Workers’ Compensation Law Firm 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17101 Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005