If you have worked at a manufacturing job and been exposed to lubrication fluids, you may be at risk for a variety of illnesses including skin lesions or cancer. Prolonged exposure to these fluids at work can cause serious health complications, possibly entitling you to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced metalworking fluid lawyers around the country and we charge no fees unless you obtain a settlement or award. Feel free to contact our office by telephone, or visit us online to fill out a contact form for a free, no obligation, case evaluation.
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About Metalworking Fluid Injuries
Many workers, particularly machinists, and others employed in the automotive and other metalworking industries are frequently exposed to spills, mists, vapors, and residues of the cutting oils, coolants, lubricants, solvents, and other fluids used in their line of work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expressed concern and warned over workers’ exposure to metalworking fluids, which can enter the body through the skin, mouth, or nose.
Exposure to Metalworking Fluids May Cause the Following Symptoms:
- Chronic cough
- Eye irritations
- Lung irritations
- Trouble breathing (i.e. bronchitis and asthma…)
- Respiratory failure
- Skin rashes
- Among others…
If you work in an occupation where metalworking fluids are used regularly and you have experienced health complications, you should not necessarily assume the cause was natural. Refer to the list below to see which work environments most often utilize metalworking fluids during their course of business.
Industries that Use Metalworking Fluids:
- Coin minting
- Medical device manufacturing
- Wire manufacturing
The employees who work in these industries come into contact with metalworking fluids on a regular basis, and some may develop sickness or skin problems long after the exposure has stopped.
The manufacturers of metalworking fluids have long been aware of the associated health concerns, but most have failed to take the necessary steps to remove the harmful ingredients and components from their products.
Contact a Metalworking Fluid Attorney
If you were exposed to metalworking fluids while at work and have subsequently developed health complications, you deserve experienced legal help and representation. Your illnesses and injuries may be causing serious burdens, both financial and emotional, on you as well as your loved ones. The attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates work jointly with knowledgeable metalworking fluid attorneys, who charge no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. Feel free to contact us by phone, or fill out a contact form on our website for a free, no obligation case evaluation.