Benzene Exposure in the Workplace

Orange County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The chemical benzene is widely used in industries across the United States. Exposure to benzene without proper safety gear can cause serious adverse health effects including headaches, dizziness, and even death. If you have become ill after being exposed to benzene in the workplace, call an Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at the Alvandi Law Group as soon as possible. We have more than 30 years of combined experience in toxic exposure law and have recovered more than $100 million for our clients. Even if an insurance company has denied your claim, we may still be able to help.

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Health Effects of Benzene Exposure

Benzene is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of numerous material goods including rubber, plastic, insulation, and pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize benzene as a carcinogen and long term exposure has been linked to lymphoma and leukemia. Even short term contact can lead to health risks such as a lowered red blood cell count. If you have experienced any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Symptoms of benzene exposure include:

  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Vomiting
  • Unconsciousness

Dealing with Insurance Companies

If you are injured at work, you must inform your employer as soon as possible to maintain your right to seek coverage under workers’ compensation. Once your employer has reported the injury to their insurance provider, it is highly likely that you will be contacted by a workers’ compensation adjuster. Insurance adjusters may not always upfront about the monetary potential of your settlement. Without a knowledgeable attorney by your side, this could mean a smaller claim for you. In the event that you are contacted, simply provide us with their contact information and we will work with them on your behalf and fight for your settlement.

Secure a Nationally-Recognized Lawyer

If you have been exposed to benzene while at work, contact an Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at the Alvandi Law Group today. Our firm focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation cases and we have helped numerous clients maximize their claims. We understand that experiencing an injury can lead to financial stresses, therefore we choose to offer our services on a contingency basis. In other words, if we do not secure you a settlement, you will not pay us a dime. Let our firm focus on your financial recovery so you can focus on recovering your health.

Call us today at (800) 980-6905 and request a no-cost case evaluation.

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