Filing Toxic Chemical Exposure Claims in Illinois

Workers' Compensation

We live in a world inundated by chemicals. That being said, prolonged contact with these chemicals may lead to injuries which may sometimes be irreversible. At McCready Law, we help Illinois toxic chemical exposure victims prove the proximate cause of their injuries so they can collect compensation to be able to not only seek treatment, but to also cater for any lost wages, and non-economic damages to help make their lives whole again.

Are you looking for a toxic chemical exposure lawyer in Chicago or anywhere else in Illinois? Please call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. We’ve helped hundreds of aggrieved Illinois natives for more than 70 years get the compensation they deserve. Toxic chemical exposure lawsuits in Illinois require that you move fast to preserve evidence as well as seek medical attention, so don’t wait until you feel better: call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 and we’ll help you get started on your legal claim.

Toxic Chemical Exposure Symptoms

Chemical exposure injuries usually occur due to sustained and regular exposure or contact with dangerous chemicals. In some cases, the injuries may happen spontaneously and immediately within seconds depending on how caustic the chemical is. In other cases, exposure is insidious and happens over a number of months and even years, and it’s not until after a certain amount of time that affected individuals, on account of a chronic cough, dulled cognitive senses or other health complications, decide to see a doctor who then diagnoses them with chemical exposure-related illness.

Here are some of the most common toxic chemicals:

  • Asbestos
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Benzene

Other lesser-known chemicals include

  • Sodium dioxide
  • Manganese
  • Silica
  • Isocynates
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl
  • Photoresists
  • Creosote

Some of the professions in which chemical exposure is a real danger include:

  • Insulators
  • Railroad workers
  • HVAC technicians
  • Factory workers
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Painters
  • Textile mill workers
  • Welders

Consequences of Toxic Chemical Exposure

While toxic chemical exposure may cause chemical burns, scarring, permanent nerve damage, eyesight loss and death may occur. In addition, prolonged exposure may cause leukemia, lung cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, liver cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer, just to name a few.

Workers’ Compensation or Lawsuit? Illinois Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawsuit

The first step to take when exposed to toxic chemicals in Illinois as a worker is to file a workers’ compensation claim. This is not a guarantee in any way, and you’ll have to file a claim through the federal body OSHA in for consideration. Proving your case is an arduous affair and it’s something only an experienced Chicago toxic exposure lawyer can help you with. We will work with you in collecting medical and other forms of evidence to prove that your injuries were indeed caused by direct contact with toxic chemicals and not, for example, living in a home with asbestos in the insulation pipes, or near an industrial benzene plant.

Lawyers for Toxic Chemical Exposure in Illinois

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