Q: Am I at risk of getting a disease due to toxic chemical exposure?

A: Everybody is exposed to harmful chemicals, but very few of us actually get sick. Toxic exposure typically causes illness in people who have been exposed to a large quantity of certain toxins over a long period of time. (There also is a rarer possibility of illness because of single exposure to excessively caustic chemicals.) Most often, dangerous toxic exposure occurs at the workplace. Click here for a list of occupations most likely to contract exposure-related diseases.

Q: How can I tell if my disease is due to toxic exposure from my workplace?

A: Many cancers have multiple causes, it may be difficult to pinpoint liability. However, some specific diseases and rarer forms of cancer have been linked more directly to exposure to specific chemicals. (For example, mesothelioma is connected almost exclusively with exposure to asbestos.) If you sustained prolonged exposure to a chemical already linked to your disease, you may have a claim for compensation. Talk to an attorney to find out more.

Q: Why might I need an attorney for toxic exposure?

A: While some hazards are assumed with certain professions, you still have a legal right to work in a reasonably safe work environment. If your employer didn’t take reasonable precautions to protect you from harmful exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Likewise, if manufacturers failed to warn you of the risks of a chemical, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. A personal injury attorney with expertise in toxic exposure cases can provide effective legal representation and advice.

Q: How will an attorney help me get compensated?

A: Compensation depends largely on the circumstances surrounding your case and the substances to which you were exposed. In some situations, you may be entitled to damages from a negligent employer or manufacturing company. In other instances—such as in the case of mesothelioma—you could be eligible for funding from one of several trust funds set up by the industry—with no need to even file a lawsuit. An attorney can evaluate your case and help determine the best routes to compensation.

Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

A: The amount of time in which you can file a lawsuit varies depending on the details of your situation. Please contact an attorney as soon as possible because statutes of limitations differ.

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