Benzene is a sweet-smelling chemical that is used in many common products, including paints, dyes, solvents, plastics and various chemical products. Workers who work or worked in companies and plants that produce products containing benzene can suffer severe physical problems due to overexposure to this harmful toxin. According to the American Cancer Association, benzene exposure is one of the worst chemical exposure problems in the workplace. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than 230,000 U.S. workers are exposed to benzene in their line of work.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to benzene and diagnosed with a serious medical condition as a result, you should immediately contact the Nourmand Law Firm as you may be entitled to compensation. We will stand by your side and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.What Is Benzene?
Benzene is a harmful chemical that is classified as a human carcinogen by the Department of Health and Human Services. This highly flammable chemical does not have any color. It comes either in the form of a gas or light yellow liquid. It is a widely used chemical in the U.S. in products such as:
Exposure to this chemical has proven to result in serious injuries including leukemia, erythroleukemia and acute myelomonocytic leukemia.Who Is Exposed to Benzene?
Individuals working in industries that manufacture products using benzene as a chemical may be exposed at an unhealthy level. Workers generally exposed to benzene in their line of work include:
- Refinery workers
- Steel workers
- Chemical workers
- Employees at gas stations
- Lab technicians
If you have worked in an environment with high levels of benzene exposure, you could be entitled to financial compensation in a lawsuit. Note that even if you have been provided with a respirator or other types of safety equipment at your job, you still can be exposed to benzene fumes that can result in serious injuries.Important Steps To Take
Pursuing a benzene exposure case can be difficult. This is precisely why you need to hire a law firm that specifically handles these types of cases. The Nourmand Law Firm has the experience and resources to successfully handle your claim.
Our attorneys will take all of the important steps to bring your claim to resolution. We will look at the facts of your benzene exposure case and will collect exhaustive evidence to prove the liability of the company. We will conduct extensive research to collect all relevant data, papers and witness testimony to counter all of the bureaucratic red tape and legal obstacles that the defense will mount to avoid liability in court.We Can Help
You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering if you have suffered a work-related benzene injury. The Nourmand Law Firm wants to help. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Los Angeles benzene exposure attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.