Gasoline Hauler Injury Claims in WV
Gasoline Exposure & Blood Cancer
Most people outside the trucking industry do not know the risks run by
gasoline haulers. Crude oil naturally contains a high amount of
benzene, a solvent known to cause certain
blood cancers and brain damage, which is not being removed in the refining process.
Breathing the fumes of benzene or absorption through the skin may result
in serious illness later on. If you work as a gasoline hauler and have
been diagnosed with blood cancer, a
West Virginia personal injury attorney can discuss your case with you and explain your legal options.
Who can be exposed to gasoline?
Since oil refiners have elected not to remove benzene during the refining
process, those who work in the gasoline industry can be exposed to benzene
without being aware of the dangers. The warnings and cautions concerning
chromosomal or genetic damage are not included in the Material Safety
Data Sheets (MSDSs) for gasoline. As a result, too many workers remain
- Gasoline tank truck drivers
- Garage mechanics
- Gas station attendants
- Highway maintenance workers
In addition, consumers, gardeners, and handymen don't know to take
precautions in using gasoline as a degreaser, solvent, or fuel when using
power saws, lawn mowers, and other appliances.
Hire a Wheeling, WV Toxic Tort Attorney
Hartley Law Group, PLLC is committed to excellence. We represent clients
throughout West Virginia and the rest of the country who have suffered
injury through industry-wide negligence and developed occupational illnesses
as a result. A
personal injury attorney at our firm is available for a free initial consultation concerning
your claim for damages. Our legal team understands just how much is at
stake if you have been diagnosed with leukemia, multiple myeloma or lymphoma
or have lost a loved one because of a work related illness. Each personal
injury lawyer at our firm is ready to utilize our considerable resources
and knowledge to assist your recovery of damages.
Contact us for a free consultation by calling (888) 510-6547 today!