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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
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. Our team can help you file a lawsuit or join a
mass tort lawsuit.
Don’t Simply Accept Your Benzene Exposure. Call
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.
(801) 900-4681 to tell our team about your exposure to harmful chemicals.