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 unformed, including:

  • 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!

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