May 27th, 2014|
There are countless dangers of environmental injury employees can face while on the job, depending on the line of work they are in. One of the most common risks though is exposure to toxic chemicals that are used at the job site, and one Alabama car part manufacturing plant is coming under fire for putting its workers in such a danger.
According to an article released by the Insurance Journal, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating whether exposure to chemicals at the Renesol plant in Selma, Alabama, is responsible for the respiratory issues some 90 workers at the facility are reporting. They believe exposure to the chemical used in the car seat manufacturing process is responsible for their symptoms that resemble Asthma, which can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive coughing
- Intercostal retractions
- Rapid Pulse
- Chest Pains
- Decreased Alertness and confusion
Situations like this leave many workers wondering what rights they have to compensation for their health conditions, and the Birmingham personal injury attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers explain that speaking with qualified legal representation about your case is the best way to make that determination.
Our legal staff is available anytime to discuss your questions and concerns by calling (888) 318-4245 or by completing an online consultation form on our website.
September 11th, 2012|
Sept. 11, 2012
Residents of Bolivar, Alabama, are voicing concern over changes that would make a local landfill a dumping place for asbestos, which could potentially expose residents to toxic environmental dangers. The Daily Sentinel reports residents received a letter from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) informing them of the policy changes several weeks ago.
The letters stated that a portion of the 85-acre dumping site would soon be set aside for the disposal of asbestos and a sedimentation pond. Residents are worried as exposure to asbestos has long been known to cause a deadly form of lung cancer, known as Mesothelioma.
Citizens argued against the changes at a Jackson County Commission meeting held last Monday, saying the changes will jeopardize the health of citizens who live around the landfill and the quality of the area’s land and water. Chairman of the commission, Sadie Bias, stated, “I don’t like the thought of asbestos seeping into the water. We are going to send a resolution to ADEM to let them know what we are against this.” The commission also called for a public hearing so that the matter could be discussed further with those it would affect.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers know how dangerous asbestos can be and would encourage anyone who has developed Mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos to look into your legal rights by talking with a qualified attorney immediately.