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Are There Toxins in Your Work Environment? Know Your Rights

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

How well does your workplace regulate the amount of toxins in the environment? What you may not realize is that there are numerous health hazards. Some of the toxins that are present cannot be detected simply by looking at them. They may be airborne and cause respiratory damage. Some toxins can be irritating to the The post Are There Toxins in Your Work Environment? Know Your Rights appeared first on Agnew & Rosenberger Virginia Law Firm.

How well does your workplace regulate the amount of toxins in the environment? What you may not realize is that there are numerous health hazards. Some of the toxins that are present cannot be detected simply by looking at them. They may be airborne and cause respiratory damage. Some toxins can be irritating to the touch or even be cancerous. There are a wide variety of toxins, many of which cannot even be immediately identified.

Why Employers Fail to Protect Personnel

When you enter a public space, you may notice a disclaimer at the entrance of the door. This sign is a warning that you may be entering a facility where you may encounter carcinogenic or other toxic materials while inside the building.

You may find, however, that not all workplaces carry this sign. Or the products that they must use are improperly labeled. In other cases, employers fail to provide enough training to their workers so that they understand how to handle items that carry toxins or chemicals. That is when the toxins in the workplace become a much bigger issue altogether. By law, employers must provide detailed information to their personnel about what types of chemicals they may be exposed to.

Toxic Exposure Occurs in All Workplaces

These are common examples of toxic exposure in workplace lawsuits. While we can easily pinpoint that workers in the industrial sector may be more likely to be exposed to toxins, you may be surprised to find out that toxins exist in ordinary office equipment as well.

Toxins have been found in some of the following:

  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Cleaning products
  • Carpets Building materials
  • Copy and printer machines

If you believe you have been harmed, injured, or became ill due to chemical exposure, you must seek immediate legal counsel from a Virginia workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. There is such limited time to file a workers’ compensation claim, and this area of law can be somewhat complicated. What's more, these cases are often in dispute with insurance companies, who protect the employer.

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B. Patrick Agnew

Not only was I born and raised in Central and Southwest Virginia, I attended both undergrad and law school in this great state. I enjoy working with fellow Virginians and strive to provide them with excellent legal services. My undergraduate career took place at Liberty University, where I earne...

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