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Long Beach Toxic Chemical Injury Lawyers

Toxic Exposure in the Workplace

Toxic chemicals are everywhere. Thousands of these chemicals are now in general industrial use. Combining these chemicals can result in an infinite number of unpredictable and potentially hazardous combinations. In many cases the ill effects of exposure to these compounds is delayed for many years or even decades. Sometimes, illnesses we associate with advanced age are really the effects of long-term exposure to low levels of toxic materials. If, for example, you worked in an area where the levels of air pollutants, and automobile and diesel exhaust were measurably higher, you are more likely to experience respiratory or cardiovascular problems, or even cancer. Solvents, for example, are strongly associated with leukemia or lymphoma. Sometimes exposure to toxic chemicals can result in brain or other neurologic injuries or skin conditions, such as dermatitis or allergies.

If you have developed a serious illness that you suspect may have come from an exposure or exposures to toxic chemicals in the workplace, contact us. At the Law Offices of Richard Mark Baker, our attorneys help injured workers obtain compensation for toxic chemical injuries and illnesses. From our Long Beach office, we represent clients in Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout Southern California.

Signs and Symptoms of Toxic Chemical Exposure Injuries

Sometimes acute toxic chemical exposures result in:

  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Burning and tearing eyes
  • Skin irritation/burns
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo or confusion
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

More often, the effects of these chemical exposures aren't noticed until it's too late and then they are misdiagnosed as "just one of those things" or simply a part of the aging process. Toxic exposure cases are challenging, because the symptoms often do not manifest themselves until after many years of exposure. This evidentiary problem makes it more difficult to make an effective California workers' compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claim. We have been helping injured workers for more than 50 years. We can help you obtain fair compensation for toxic exposure illnesses and injuries at work.

Contact Los Angeles and Orange County Toxic Chemical Injury Lawyer ∙ 562-628-9400

We offer free initial consultations. If you have contracted a serious illness or suffered a serious personal injury from work-related toxic chemical exposure, you can set up a consultation with one of our lawyers to learn about your legal options, your rights and your responsibilities. Call 562-628-9400 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer from our firm.

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