When you go to work each day, you may be at risk for injury, especially if you happen to work in a dangerous industry, such as fishing, agriculture or construction. Even if you work behind a desk in an office, however, your California employer is obligated to provide proper information, training and equipment to help you stay safe in the workplace. If there’s a risk for toxic exposure that your employer is aware of, the company’s safety responsibilities must be fulfilled.
If you suffer from toxic exposure at work, the workers’ compensation program is in place to assist you. You may collect benefits that help cover medical expenses or replace lost wages if you have to take time off work during recovery. Many workers encounter challenges as they navigate the workers’ compensation process, however.
It is not uncommon for an employer or insurance agency to attempt to deny a claim. When that occurs, the worker can file an appeal. Such situations are stressful, but less so if the worker in question seeks support from an experienced employment law attorney.
If you’re out of work because you suffered a toxic exposure injury in a workplace accident, you may want to discuss your case with an experienced California legal team. Dixon & Daley, LLP, can provide strong legal support to any worker who has been denied medical access or workers’ compensation benefits. Toxic exposure injuries often have long-term consequences, and the sooner you can find a fair solution to benefits problems, the better position you’ll be in to achieve as full a recovery as possible.