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Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury attorneys serving Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chemical Spills and Toxic Fume Inhalation Can Be Debilitating

Some jobs involve working with or near toxic chemicals or materials. There are usually safety precautions in place to protect workers. But an accident can still happen that results in toxic exposure and causes illness or injury. That's when many injured workers turn to the workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl.

Exposure to toxic spills, hazardous chemicals, gas leaks and dangerous dusts take place frequently in all types of workplaces. People who work in hardware stores, home supply stores, factories, tunnels, gas stations, hospitals, pharmacies, even schools, government buildings and in public transit jobs may be at risk of breathing in dangerous toxins. Here are just a few symptoms of toxic fume and dust inhalation:

  • Dizziness, headaches and fatigue
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Chemical burns in the lungs and on skin
  • Tingling or numbness in extremities
  • Can't swallow
  • Itchy, burning eyes
  • Racing heart or palpitations
  • High temperature

Exposure to toxic chemicals and materials can have serious health effects for workers, and over time, their condition can continue to get worse. They can find it difficult to perform the responsibilities of their job, often missing work. They need treatment. But medical expenses can add up quickly, and there can be a loss of income while they are unable to return to work.

The workers' compensation system is designed to help workers who have been injured on the job. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate. Employer and insurance companies can, and often do, challenge claims. They have attorneys looking out for their best interests. That's why you should have a lawyer on your side to fight for your rights.

Our law firm has decades of experience with workers' compensation claims in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We know how to build a strong case for benefits and fight for you every step of the way. Our goal is to help injured workers receive the full amount of benefits they deserve. We can also pursue financial compensation from any negligent third parties that were involved.

If You Inhaled Toxic Fumes at Work, Call a Tough Workers' Comp Attorney to Fight For Your Rights

Proving you've been injured at work by hazardous fumes or chemicals can be extremely difficult, especially without the help of an experienced Work Comp attorney. Workers Comp insurance adjusters often downplay the health risks of chemical exposure, trying to convince employees that it's nothing and that some aspirin should take care of it. Very often, a toxic exposure job injury claim is denied, which can mean taking on the complex Workers' Comp appeals process. But with us on your side to pursue the Workers' Compensation benefits you have coming to you, you can rest assured that you have a tough, knowledgeable team with 35 years of Work Comp experience behind you.

Don't suffer from frightening toxic chemical health problems any longer. Contact the compassionate, reliable attorneys at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl today. We can be reached at (508)677-4900 or you can contact us online for a free case evaluation. We have offices in Providence, RI, Fall River and Foxboro, MA. There is no obligation and every conversation is confidential.

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Phone: 508-677-4900

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Phone: 508-717-3596

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127 Dorrance St #400A Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-307-4502

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