Workers’ Comp Chemical Exposure Claims

If you or someone you know is a worker or retiree who has suffered an injury or illness from on-the-job exposure to hazardous chemicals, the workers' compensation lawyers at Nowlan & Mouat LLP can help you collect the compensation you’re owed and return to your quality of life.

Some of the most common types of hazardous chemicals that workers are exposed to on-the-job include:

  • • Arsenic
  • • Asbestos
  • • Benzene
  • • Beryllium
  • • 1-Bromopropane (nPB)
  • • Cadmium
  • • Chromium
  • • Diacetyl
  • • Ethylene oxide
  • • Formaldehyde
  • • Hexavalent chromium
  • • Hydrogen sulfide
  • • Isocyanates
  • • Lead
  • • Mercury
  • • Methylene chloride
  • • Silica
  • • Toluene

On-the-job exposure to hazardous chemicals and toxic substances cause serious health problems for Wisconsin workers each year. Many of the most common types of hazardous chemicals listed above are used in the manufacturing and production of products such as:

  • • Coal
  • • Detergents
  • • Dyes
  • • Gasoline, Oil and Petroleum
  • • Insulation
  • • Paints and Coatings
  • • Plastics
  • • Paper
  • • Pesticides
  • • Solvents
  • • Stainless Steel
  • • Synthetic Rubber

Brain damage, burns, lung damage, neurological or nerve damage, skin rashes, and throat injuries are some of the most common kinds of health issues caused by on-the-job exposure to toxic chemicals.

State law requires Wisconsin employers to make information, such as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), on the types of chemicals in the workplace and the hazards they pose available and understandable to their employees. U.S. federal law also stipulates that workers have the right to be protected from toxic chemicals and are entitled to a safe work environment.

Under the law, workers have a right to a safe work environment and the right to:

  • • Receive copies of results from any studies or tests conducted to identify chemical hazards in the workplace.
  • • Review copies of other on-the-job chemical exposure claims and illness records.
  • • Be provided with adequate workplace safety gear.
  • • Request an inspection their workplace by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

If you think your workplace is unsafe, you have the right to file a complaint about the hazards of the chemicals you are exposed to on-the-job. According to the law, your employer cannot retaliate against you for exercising your right to raise a health and safety concern or file a chemical exposure claim.

Over the years, the workers compensation lawyers at Nowlan & Mouat LLP have represented numerous clients in work-related chemical exposure cases. Our workers' compensation attorneys believe that no one should have to subject themselves to toxic chemical exposure to earn their paycheck.

Our workers comp lawyers understand that Wisconsin workers suffering from on-the-job chemical exposure need someone who will defend their rights and help them receive the compensation they deserve to restore their quality of life.

Contact us or give us a call today at (608) 755-8100 to schedule a consultation.