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Houston Chemical Exposure Lawyers

Advocating for Victims of Workplace Exposure

When you’ve been exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace – whether by inhaling them or absorbing them through the skin – you may sustain serious and life-altering injuries that will take decades to surface. Unfortunately, a 2018 UN report uncovered that every 30 seconds, at least one worker around the world dies of toxic chemical exposure. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also reported that over 32 million U.S. workers are exposed to one or more chemical hazards annually.

From painful chemical burns to toxic fume inhalation, there are dozens of different ways that you can become seriously hurt because a company failed to consider your safety on the job. At The Ammons Law Firm, our Houston chemical exposure attorneys are committed to fighting on your behalf and seeking the fair compensation you deserve after a workplace injury. With over 100 years of experience and $1 billion in recovery won for our clients, you can trust that our legal team will advocate for you throughout the trial process.

Call (281) 801-5617 today for more information about our legal services in Houston and surrounding areas.

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Common Chemical Hazards in the Workplace

Not all chemicals are inherently dangerous, particularly when they are handled in a safe and thoughtful manner. However, if a chemical poses a clear physical or health hazard to human beings, OSHA requires that businesses post appropriate warning labels and provide their employees with the right equipment to protect themselves from harm.

Toxic chemicals can occur in solid, liquid, or gas form, and it may not always be readily apparent that you’ve suffered from chemical exposure at first. Workers in certain industrial and manufacturing fields face higher risks of toxic exposure than others, especially oil and gas workers, construction site workers, and miners – but chemical exposure can happen in any occupation.

Here are a few of the most common toxins encountered in the workplace:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Benzene gas
  • Acids
  • Asbestos
  • Ammonia
  • Fiberglass fibers
  • Lead
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Pesticides
  • Welding fumes
  • Silica dust

Types of Chemical Exposure Injuries

Depending on when and how you became exposed to a toxic chemical, your injuries may vary. One of the most common chemical exposure injuries is absorption through the skin, which affects up to 13 million U.S. workers in fields like health care, food service, painting, construction, and mechanics. In other cases, you may sustain chemical burns in a plant explosion. No matter what exposure injuries you’ve suffered on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation for your losses even if your employer was not at fault.

Chemical exposure in the workplace can result in any of the following:

  • Vision impairment and/or blindness
  • Chemical burns
  • Cancer
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Explosion injuries
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Fire and smoke-related injuries

How Can I Pursue a Chemical Exposure Claim?

Has your life been permanently altered because of a chemical exposure injury? As seasoned personal injury attorneys with years of experience litigating complex workplace accidents, our Houston lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm can help you explore all the legal options for your claim.

Contact us online or call (281) 801-5617 today to schedule a free consultation on your toxic exposure injury claim.

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