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Workers in refineries, petrochemical plants, and rubber manufacturing operations and those who handle transportation and distribution of these products face significant health risks related to the high levels of benzene in their work environments. The most serious of these are the groups of benzene-related cancers commonly known by a single word: leukemia.
At Lowe Law, our benzene lawyers represent people throughout the United States who have received a diagnosis of leukemia as the result of long-term exposure to benzene.
People are frequently exposed to benzene from the following:
- Second-hand smoke
- Long inhales of toxic paints
- Pumping gas
- Factory work
- Chemical leaks tainting soil and water
For legal advice on leukemia caused by benzene, call (801) 900-4681 for a free case evaluation.
When Can I File a Lawsuit?
Even though there are several jobs that involve prolonged exposure to benzene, employers are required to undertake rigorous safety precautions to preserve the health of employees. The accepted time-weighted average exposure limit for an eight-hour workday is one part of benzene vapor per million parts of air. Rigorously following safety standards should prevent any severe negative benzene side effects.
If you begin experiencing any symptoms while working with benzene, immediately report them to your supervisor, and possibly an attorney. Even people who regularly work with benzene should be protected from over exposure. It’s possible that the safety equipment used was defective and needs a design overhaul. Reporting these instances contributes to the public consciousness of how much benzene a person can handle forces a reevaluation of regulations.
Don’t Simply Accept Your Benzene Exposure. Call (801) 900-4681!
If you or someone you love has developed leukemia and suspect that a long-term workplace exposure to benzene is responsible, our benzene lawyers can pinpoint that cause and provide the experience required to obtain justice either through negotiation or trial.
Call (801) 900-4681 to tell our team about your exposure to harmful chemicals.