Dedicated to South Florida Workers’ Safety and Health
You have a right to a safe and healthy workplace, even if you work in a high-risk industry. Your employer violates state and federal laws if it fails to provide you with a safe environment and appropriate protective equipment. Exposure to poisonous gases unnecessarily puts your life and health at risk.
Brais Law Firm can help you recover damages for injuries you sustained because of toxin inhalation. We also assist families of workers who have died because of exposure to toxic substances on the worksite. Our attorneys have a proven track record of recovering high damages for injured workers, patients and others. Our Results page offers more details about six and seven figure recoveries we have recently obtained for injured clients, totaling nearly $21 million in 2014 alone, with many millions more before and after*.
Workers use an endless list of dangerous substances in every industry to supply us with our furniture, food, cars, homes and just about every other product and service. Some occupations with high toxin exposure include:
- Construction: Tradesmen often inhale metal, wood and concrete dust particles that are the byproduct of constructing buildings, roads and various structures. Workers involved in demolition may also be exposed to asbestos fibers hidden in the walls of older buildings.
- Agriculture: Farmers use more and stronger pesticides and herbicides than ever in modern corporate agricultural operations. Poultry farm workers work in confined spaces that are filled with high levels of ammonia, dust and dander.
- Cosmetology and beauty: Beauticians and barbers breath in bleaches, dyes and hairsprays throughout the day. Manicurists are exposed to solvents, plasticizers, resins and other toxic chemicals used to shape and color nails.
- Offices: Office workers also risk exposure to toxins in poorly ventilated, enclosed spaces. “Sick building syndrome” refers to the offices that have poor air quality, often attributed to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).
Damages Associated with Chemical Inhalation
Chemical inhalation is classified as acute and chronic. Acute exposure occurs if you inhale a high dose of the toxin. Lung, brain or nerve damage may occur within seconds or minutes of the exposure, or in some cases, asphyxiation and death may result. Chronic exposure occurs over a longer period of time to lower non-lethal doses of the toxin. Cancers, lung disease, brain damage, nerve damage and other ailments may develop because of long-time exposure.
Depending on the specifics of your claim, our Miami toxic exposure lawyers may pursue such damages as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income and future earnings
- Diminished enjoyment of your life
- Increased risks of future medical problems
- Pain and suffering
Recover Compensation for Damages Caused by Chemical Exposure
Consult with an experienced lawyer about your rights to recover compensation after you suffered chronic or acute toxin exposure at work. Schedule a free claims at Brais Law Firm today. Our firm handles your claim on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe us money until we recover damages. Our firm handles claims throughout Florida from our main office in Miami, Florida.
*Specific details regarding case and settlement results are not indications of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be held to be guarantees, warranties, or predictions regarding the result of representation by our firm. Furthermore, any message regarding the result of a specific case is not a promise of similar results in future cases, but rather represents the outcome of the specific legal and factual basis from which it arises.