Helping Victims Of Toxic Exposure In The Workplace

As a Texas employee, you have the right to work in an environment that is safe. However, some employers act in ways that can expose you unnecessarily to harmful chemicals. When this occurs, the consequences can prove catastrophic. If you are suffering from the effects of toxic chemical exposure and suspect it may have occurred on the job, our attorneys at Davie, Valdez & McElroy, P.C., can help you take the right legal action.

Having more than 65 years of combined legal experience, we can work to pinpoint the source of the exposure, determine whether it was a result of the reckless or negligent actions of your employer or co-workers, and work to secure you coverage for the harm caused to you.

Symptoms And Sources

Toxic chemical exposure cases can prove complex, largely because the signs and symptoms of the exposure sometimes do not manifest for weeks, months or even many years. Some common symptoms, such as rashes or nausea, might occur right away, while others develop over time and lead to chronic illnesses or liver failure. Occupational diseases caused by exposure to toxins also tend to be tough to identify. When substantial time passes before exposure symptoms develop, it can prove even more difficult to hold the appropriate parties accountable. However, it is not impossible and that is where we take over.

Whether you work in a warehouse, a scientific laboratory or even in an office, you can be exposed to the following substances:

  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Toxic mold
  • Mercury
  • Radiation

It is important for you to know that chemicals or substances once considered harmless are sometimes identified as extremely dangerous years later. Our lawyers are well-versed in handling these types of cases, and we will aggressively advocate on your behalf to prove your claim is legitimate.

Time Is Of The Essence

In many cases involving workplace injury, statutes of limitations exist under Texas law. Pursue your legal rights by calling our El Paso office at 915-838-1100 to schedule a free initial consultation or by contacting us online.