Kansas City Exposure to Toxic Substances Lawyers

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) defines toxic substances as, “chemicals including dusts, mixtures, paints, fuels, and solvents capable of causing harm.” OSHA is responsible for the regulation of the use of these substances in the workplace, including on construction sites, where contact with dangerous and toxic substances is common. One of the most serious risks concerning toxic substances on construction sites is that workers may not be aware that they are being exposed, and the adverse effects of toxic exposure can be significant.

If you or a loved one has been sickened in the course of performing construction-related duties as a result of exposure to toxic substances or chemicals, you may be entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Kansas City exposure to toxic substances attorneys at The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-531-6006 today to learn more about your legal rights.

Common Toxic Substances on Construction Sites

OSHA provides regulations for how toxic substances should be handled, transported, and stored. Unfortunately, mistakes, malfunctions, or a lack of awareness can create a situation in which these rules are either ignored or ineffective. Some of the most common toxic chemicals found on construction sites are:

  • Zinc
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Silica

Although these are some of the most common toxic chemicals found on construction sites, they represent only a small portion of the possible dangers.

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If you or someone you know has experienced health problems after working closely with toxic substances on a construction site, the Kansas City personal injury attorneys can help. Contact The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, at 816-531-6006 to discuss your situation with a committed and compassionate lawyer.