A gas that is both colorless and odorless, carbon monoxide is more generally referred to as the silent killer. High quantities of carbon monoxide exposure can cause serious health problems and even death. Although the majority of exposures you hear about occur in the home, it is possible for an exposure to occur at your place of employment.
It is the employer’s duty to ensure your safety while you are at work. In addition to other possible risks, they must make sure you are not exposed to hazardous substances, materials, or high quantities of carbon monoxide. OSHA states that throughout the course of an eight-hour period, you shouldn’t be exposed to more than 50 parts of carbon monoxide for every million parts of air. Higher levels can cause pain and suffering as well as injuries, and you may be entitled to compensation if you are exposed to them at work.
You may be entitled to compensation for a number of damages depending on the overall severity of the carbon monoxide poisoning-related ailments you received. These damages include:
• Medical Expenses: Your medical expenses can include present and future costs for doctor visits, hospital stays, ER visits, the usage of medical equipment, and ongoing doctor’s appointments.
• Missed Income: You may be eligible to compensation for any lost pay if your injuries require you to take a leave of absence from your job.
• Pain and Suffering: You may also be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you endure. This includes any discomfort you had physically as a result of the carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Loss of Consortium: In some circumstances, the spouse of the injured party may also be entitled to compensation for their loss of consortium as a result of their spouse’s carbon monoxide poisoning at work.
If you have lost a loved one due to carbon monoxide poisoning, a South Florida wrongful death lawyer can help you and your family seek justice.
Hevia Law Firm has built an experienced team of South Florida personal injury trial lawyers that can examine your case and assist you in pursuing justice on solid legal ground. For additional information, visit Hevia Law online.