Workplace Injury, Exposure Lawyers New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
In certain industries, workplace chemical exposure is a daily occurrence. Dangerous toxic chemicals have historically been used to produce a variety of important products, and industry continues to rely on chemicals today in spite of known safety risks. At The Locks Law Firm, we represent injured workers in New Jersey, Philadelphia and throughout the Northeast. Our workplace exposure and injury lawyers strongly believe there is no reason for employers to place the health of their workers in jeopardy by exposing them to harmful chemicals. We stand firm for the idea that every employer has a duty to take every appropriate measure to protect the health of safety of its workers. Our experienced, aggressive attorneys fight against the
When residents of New Jersey, Philadelphia, and the entire Northeast suffer from workplace chemical exposure-related illness, the personal injury lawyers at the Locks Law Firm have the experience to take action against those responsible.
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Manganese is a metal used in a variety of industrial products, notably in welding equipment and supplies. When a welder is working, fumes are released that contain manganese vapors. This vapor is considered hazardous and exposure to higher levels of the vapor, even for a short time, may cause a significant injuries.
When inhaled in too high a concentration, manganese causes a neurological condition known as manganism. This condition is symptomatically similar to Parkinson's disease, causing tremors and eventual paralysis, but is distinguished by the fact that it is caused only by manganese poisoning.
New Jersey and Philadelphia victims of this form of workplace chemical exposure injury can, with our lawyers' help, obtain compensation from companies who produced hazardous welding materials, or employers who failed to provide adequate protective shields and instruction in the means of minimizing exposure to this debilitating hazard.
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Asbestos is a fibrous, heat-resistant mineral that has been used heavily in a variety of products. Medical evidence linking workplace asbestos exposure to a variety of serious illnesses began to be compiled around the turn of the twentieth century, but most industries that used asbestos failed to implement safety measures for their workers for decades after that.
Asbestos is responsible for asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. Though commercial products of all kinds have contained asbestos and some still do, those who worked in at-risk occupations in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and other areas face the greatest danger of workplace exposure injury. Locks Law lawyers have successfully represented many individuals suffering from mesothelioma and related medical conditions throughout the Northeast.
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Benzene and other petroleum-based solvents are instrumental in the production of plastics, adhesives, and other consumer products. At one time, benzene was used as a fuel additive, an industrial solvent, and even aftershave. However, as the hazard of benzene exposure became increasingly well known, the acceptable threshold limit value for exposure was progressively reduced. However, people who were exposed to benzene in factories or oil refineries among other places may develop leukemia years after their exposure and other people continue to be exposed. If you or a loved one has developed acute mylogenous leukemia (AML) after working with solvents, or other petroleum based products, you should try to recall all of the products that were used in the work place for cleaning tools, machines and product. These are often the source of benzene exposure as are petroleum products themselves.
If you have been exposed to benzene or another harmful chemical while at work in New Jersey, Philadelphia or the surrounding areas, contact the workplace exposure injury lawyers and The Locks Law Firm to determine if you may have a meritorious claim. Lawyers at our firm help residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have suffered workplace exposure and subsequent injury or illness. Our lawyers have successfully obtained compensation on behalf of benzene exposure victims and their families – we may be able to help you, too.
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If you or someone you love has worked with any of these hazardous chemicals, you may be at risk of developing a serious illness. Residents of Philadelphia and nearby New Jersey who have suffered workplace exposure rely on injury lawyers at the Locks Law Firm for aggressive legal representation. Contact us today to see if we can help you.
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Contact Philadelphia and New Jersey area chemical exposure and personal injury lawyers at our firm to discuss your case.