MY LAST JOB INVOLVED WORKING WITH A CHEMICAL THAT HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE TOXIC. I AM NOW SUFFERING FROM ILLNESS AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO THE CHEMICAL. DO I HAVE GROUNDS FOR A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
Yes. Employers are held to strict safety regulations when it comes to introducing employees to dangerous environments, equipment or chemicals. If an employer failed to meet required safety standards, through choice or neglect, they can be held responsible for damages. Personal injuries are common on the worksite, and workers are due fair workers compensation when accidents occur. Infractions such as insufficient training, broken equipment or exposure to toxic/carcinogenic chemicals can all be used to support a personal injury lawsuit.