Legal Help for Injured Sewer Workers – More Inside
Sewer workers are the unappreciated workers of any major city and town given the importance of the work that they do. Most of us don’t even think about it, but the sewerage system is a fundamental part of modern life and civilization so much so that the ancient Romans built elaborate sewerage systems in order to ensure that diseases aren’t spread and that their cities are habitable. Manhole or sewer system workers have to work in inhospitable environments, and anything can happen at any time, such as the increase in toxic gases, the collapse of sewer walls or even contracting dangerous diseases. To this end, safety protocol laid out by the government safety agency OSHA must be followed to the letter at any given time to ensure the safety and good health of sewerage or manhole worker.
Are you an injured manhole or sewer worker who believes that your injuries wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the negligence of a particular person or your employment agency? If you suffered injuries as a sewer or manhole worker and are wondering about your legal options for compensation, please contact McCready Law at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about how we can help. Our attorneys bring to the table over 90 YEARS of legal experience that we’d love to put to work for you. We take on all cases on contingency fee basis, so you never have to worry about legal fees UNTIL we recover compensation on your behalf. For your 100% FREE, no-commitment legal consultation, please feel free to call us TODAY at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about sewerage worker injury lawsuits.
Hydrogen Sulfide Inhalation and Sewer Workers
Sewer workers work in enclosed spaces. In addition, the environment inside sewers is filled with a mixture of organic gases formed by waste decomposition that is easily combustible and even toxic should one make the wrong move or not protect themselves using the right equipment. Hydrogen sulfide is the major gas that is produced inside sewers, and it has the unpleasant odor of rotten eggs. This gas can cause nose cell paralysis and cause you to lose your sense of smell, suffocation, blinding headaches, lung issues and even cause you to lose consciousness.
Carbon Monoxide Inhalation – Sewer Worker Injuries
Ozone and carbon monoxide are two other common gases found in sewer systems, and they are not easy to notice given their colorless, odorless nature which is unlike hydrogen sulfide, which cannot be missed. Carbon monoxide poisoning is so insidious that people only discover that they’ve been inhaling it when it is too late. The danger with carbon monoxide is how displaces oxygen in the blood, making it virtually impossible for all major organs such as the heart, brain and lungs to function, leading to death.
Lawyers for Injured Sewer Workers – Call Us Today!
OSHA has laid down clear rules and regulations as they relate to sewage worker safety. It is important that all workers are made aware of these OSHA safety regulations, are provided with the necessary safety gear, and that their concerns are listened to and taken into consideration by their supervisors and employing agency. Failure to do so constitutes negligence which can be remedied by a workers’ compensation claim or even a third party claim. If you’ve been injured on the job as a sewer worker, we’d love to help: please give us a call TODAY at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.