Chemical Exposure

With construction accidents and injuries on the rise, Florida is seeing an increasing problem for construction workers having a toxic run-in with chemicals that could injury, debilitate, or even kill. This is not limited to construction workers alone – many industries, from small dry cleaners to major industrial and chemical manufacturers are using more and more caustic and poisonous chemicals in their everyday efforts. LeavenLaw is receiving ever increasing calls from people seeking help in getting the Worker’s Compensation assistance. If you have been injured or exposed to dangerous chemicals please give us a call or Contact Us – LeavenLaw and its worker’s compensation attorneys can and will help!

“Chemical exposure” as that phrase is used, refers to contact with any number of toxic or hazardous man-made substances. Many cleaning products, paints, and on-the-job products contain dangerous chemicals that can damage the body when inhaled or touched. Unfortunately, many employers are either ignorant or cut corners when it comes to providing for the safety and education of its employees, properly storing dangerous chemicals, providing adequate training, and/or failing to provide employees the proper protective equipment. Failures such as the ones referenced herein often result in workers suffering short-term injuries such as respiratory symptoms, forgetfulness, or disorientation. In certain circumstances, it can result in longer-term consequences like illness, internal damage, cancer, birth defects, neurological injury; even death.

Chemical exposures in the workplace can be tough to prove given the of the unknown and unseen nature of many chemicals. Further, many employers will fight toxic exposure or chemical claims vigorously through their insurance companies, trying to make sure that hurt workers don’t receive the treatments and funds they’re entitled to under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. In such cases, LeavenLaw recommends that workers suffering from chemical or toxic substance exposure get an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney to fight on their behalf. LeavenLaw fully understands the mechanisms and dangers of chemical exposure in the workplace; LeavenLaw will help construct a legal strategy that gets you the compensation and medical help that you deserve as a result of your chemical injury on the job.

Kinds of Topic Exposure

Toxic Chemicals – Exposure to toxic chemicals at work can have both short- and long-term effects. The employees most at risk from toxic chemical exposure are those individuals who live or work near a facility that manufactures dangerous chemicals, or individuals who actually work with the dangerous chemicals or substances on the job. Frequent long-term exposure to benzene, vinyl chloride, and other chemicals at work has been known to cause cancer and other health ailments.

LeavenLaw, a Florida Workers’ Compensation law firm, represents clients in toxic exposure cases involving the following:

  • Metal poisoning
  • Asbestos
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Lead
  • Exposure to other carcinogens
  • Toxic fumes
  • Substance exposure due to:
    • Spill
    • Mold
    • Pesticides

Common Causes and Afflictions of Chemical Exposure

Employees who work in industrial environments usually face a higher risk of exposure to dangerous substances, but in truth, chemical exposure can affect anyone at work. Exposure to harmful substances and chemicals can be caused by any number of things: improper storage of the toxic chemicals at work; dangerous substances being leaked into the work environment; exposure to asbestos, a dangerous substance used in construction of building where employees work daily; or a chemical company failing to adequately warn employees about the risks of using a particular product, byproduct or ingredient. Some of the illnesses and ailments caused by being exposed to toxic chemicals or substances are:

  • Asbestos poisoning
  • Brain injury
  • Carcinogens
  • Chemical burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Emphysema
  • Death

If you have been exposed to any toxic material in the workplace and have suffered injury or illness as a result, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at LeavenLaw as soon as you can to discuss your possible worker’s comp claim. After all, your health could depend on the call!


LeavenLaw is a consumer protection law firm that helps hurt workers receive just compensation for their workplace related injuries and losses that result therefrom. LeavenLaw is not just another law firm; it is a highly experienced law firm with an excellent track record at handling workers’ compensation cases throughout Central Florida. Assisting hurt workers and dealing with on-the-job Injuries is what it and its attorneys do for a living, and do very well. LeavenLaw serves clients throughout the State of Florida from its centrally located offices in Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida to best meet your needs.

If your workplace injury is serious, it is imperative that your legal rights are protected. This is where LeavenLaw can help you. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable worker’s compensation attorney to assist you in the is imperative, trying time. A law firm with experience, resources and a long-standing track record of success is what you need. LeavenLaw believes its success is based not only on its previous client results, but is based upon the personal relationships it has built with its clients over the last four decades.

To assist you, LeavenLaw’s website discusses its overall legal practice and its attorneys’ credentials. It further provides powerful educational information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Remember, every hurt worker’s case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its own, independent basis. Please contact LeavenLaw for a free consultation before making a decision about legal representation. You will speak with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney directly, not a staff member.

In the end, LeavenLaw welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured on the job due to a workplace related incident, do not hesitate to call and talk to us. You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.