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Chemical exposure can occur from any contact with dangerous chemicals, including: touching, breathing, eating, or drinking harmful chemicals.
One of the leading causes of farming accidents is dangerous chemical exposure; however, workers can be exposed to dangerous chemicals in other industries as well.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, exposure to harmful substances or environments is among the five most common causes of workplace fatalities. In fact, almost 10 percent of all workers who lose their lives as a result of workplace illnesses or injuries die as a result of chemical exposure.
If you’ve been exposed to a dangerous chemical, you should:
Chemical exposure diagnosis will vary depending on the patient’s signs and symptoms. However, diagnosis typically consists of the following:
Chemical exposure treatment will vary depending on the patient’s signs and symptoms. Treatment may consist of the following:
Further evaluation and treatment may be necessary depending on the health status of the person injured, the type of chemical exposure, and more. To learn more, read our blog on the different types of chemical exposure.
If you have been injured as a result of chemical exposure, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you with the next steps in pursuing a farming chemical exposure case, regardless of the type of exposure. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.