Seek Compensation for Chemical Hazards in the Workplace


Photo of smoking chemicalsEveryone is entitled to a safe work environment. Exposure to chemical hazards in the workplace can lead to severe damage to your body. These effects can include burns, loss of eyesight, or even cancer. Disabling injuries or health conditions can significantly alter your daily life, from crushing medical bills to the inability to care for yourself independently. The personal injury attorneys at Rubin, Machado, & Rosenblum  Ltd. in Chicago, IL, are very familiar with handling workers' compensation claims and can help you pursue the benefits or compensation you are entitled to for your suffering. 

Common Causes of Exposure

Exposures to dangerous chemicals can take place in one particular event or gradually over years of employment. The development of a health condition or physical injury by a harmful substance can often be attributed to products or environmental factors such as: 

  • Old insulation or paint
  • Industrial production and waste
  • Fumes 
  • Cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Outdated plumbing
  • Exhaust 
  • Cement
  • Unwashed fruits and vegetables 

Determining the cause of your condition or injury and the direct effect it has had on your health is crucial to your personal injury or workers' compensation case. 

Chemical Hazards Commonly Found in the Workplace

Hazardous chemicals often present in the workplace include: 

  • Pesticides
  • Asbestos
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents (TCE, PCE, PCT)
  • Uranium 
  • Soot

These harmful substances can enter your body through ingestion, inhalation, or contact with skin. From industrial environments to restaurants, employees working in diverse environments can all be at risk. You may have been exposed to toxic chemicals due to neglect to maintain the property or failure to adhere to safety standards. 

Effects of Exposure to Toxic Chemicals 

Typically, being exposed to toxic chemicals can have both short-term or long-term effects on the various systems of the body. These effects can depend on the type and quantity of the substance and to what extent were in contact with the substance. Many of our clients have suffered catastrophic injuries such as loss of sigh, brain injury, respiratory conditions, heart failure, or even death. Our attorneys are very familiar with the detrimental consequences of exposure to chemical hazards and are passionate about helping our clients.

The attorneys at Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum Ltd., are dedicated to helping you gain the restitution you need to move forward with your life.

How Can We Help You?

Our competent legal team led by Edward M. Rubin, Emilio E. Machado, and Richard J. Rosenblum is established, skilled, and knowledgable about workplace safety laws and your rights. Due to our versatile case experience, we are able to pull from vast resources and strategies to ensure that your case is executed as effectively as possible. We are able to gather documentation of your injury or condition, investigate the circumstances, and craft a strong claim. Whether you have sustained a physical injury recently or have developed a health condition over the last 40 years, we are confident that we can help you. 

Move Forward with Your Life 

The attorneys at Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum Ltd., are dedicated to helping you gain the restitution you need to move forward with your life. We fiercely believe that the responsible party should be held accountable. While we know that it cannot undo the harm that has come to you, receiving benefits or compensation can ease your burden. If you have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace, contact us online or by phone at (312) 327-1840 today.