New Jersey is home to thousands of types of jobs. Some of them involve the risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances. When a worker is hurt on the job by one of these hazardous materials, it could give rise to what's called an occupational exposure claim.
For example, let's say that you work in a print shop. A lot of chemicals are used at printing companies. If those chemicals are handled safely, and proper ventilation is available, the workers are not likely to suffer an exposure-related injury or illness. On the other hand, if the employer neglects to provide a safe working environment, serious injuries could result.
New Jersey workers -- depending on their jobs -- could find themselves exposed to many different kinds of dangerous chemicals. These might include mercury, benzene, pesticides, paints, acids, lead, solvents and other substances that could result in injury or death if a worker comes in contact with them in the wrong way.
Asbestos is another seriously dangerous substance that can lead to occupational illnesses and diseases. Employees need to receive proper training, and work areas need to be prepared appropriately, to avoid asbestos-related injuries.
At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, we help workers who suffer serious injuries and illnesses as a result of their employment. Regardless the extent and nature of your job-related medical condition, our law office is available to help. We will talk to you about your injuries and evaluate your legal rights and options for seeking workers' compensation benefits.