¡Cuando es demanda, Grupo MedLegal®... Manda!

Grupo MedLegal connects consumers with participating lawyers and/or doctors and in no case provides legal or medical advice nor does it intend to be a law firm, lawyer referral service or medical provider.

Grupo MedLegal® > Legal Matters > Workers’ Compensation > Injuries from Toxic or Dangerous Jobs

Injuries from Toxic or Dangerous Jobs

There are many different types of chemicals and other materials in use in US businesses and factories. Some of these materials are considered hazardous for humans and the environment. Frequently, chemicals that were permitted in the past have proven to be toxic for those who are in constant contact with them. Materials that present a health risk can be found in our homes or workplace. The biggest problem is that we are unaware of the risks involved in their use.

Exposure to these hazardous or toxic substances is one of the biggest risks for workers. Two variables are used to describe the extent of the injury. The first is the concentration or contamination level. The second variable is the amount of time for which the worker was exposed to the contaminant. Toxic substances have three types of properties that can harm people or the environment: chemical, toxicological, and physicochemical properties. Workers who are injured due to any of these properties can receive workers’ compensation.

There are two main types of injuries from working with toxic substances:
  • Workplace injury: one-time significant exposure
  • Occupational disease: any injury caused by exposure over time

Both types of injury mentioned above can be awarded worker’s compensation in court, but these cases involve a complicated process, with strict deadlines and submission requirements. Representing yourself in court is difficult. It’s best to find a lawyer who specializes in injuries from toxic or dangerous jobs. 

Any delay in the legal process can make things worse for you physically and for your case. Remember that chemicals can produce secondary biological effects. These effects can appear or become more intense if you allow time to pass. The phases that follow exposure to toxic materials include absorption, distribution, biotransformation (or metabolism), and lastly, excretion of the substance. On the legal side, your claim will not be accepted if you allow too much time to go by before reporting the incident. Therefore, it is advisable to seek quality medical and legal assistance for your case. Grupo MedLegal® connects consumers with participating lawyers and doctors for free.

If you want to be connected to medical and legal assistance, sign up here or call now at 1 844 243 3292.

At Grupo MedLegal® we care about you!

Get your free consultation now

Get in touch

Have you been involved in an accident of any type? Contact us through this form, and we will try to connect you with a doctor and/or an attorney in your area who will fight for you.

You can also consult our frequently asked questions section.

Contact Us

You can call us at 1800 838 3838 hours a day, 7 days a week, or fill out the following form.

Contact Us

You can call us at 1800 838 3838 hours a day, 7 days a week, or fill out the following form.