Welding rods are used often in welding, with various metallic elements making up each of the rods. The problem with these rods is that the metallic elements give off toxic fumes when they’re heated to high temperatures. These fumes, when inhaled, can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease and even acute metal poisoning.
If you’re suffering from these conditions, then you and your attorney will need to work to show that the injury was caused by working around these elements. You may need information and support from medical reports, professionals in the medical field specializing in toxins, from safety consultants and from others.
How can you prove that your injury was work related and not one that developed due to your age or home environment? You’ll need to establish cause and effect. Can you show that you were exposed to toxic welding rod fumes on the job for a substantial amount of time, and if so, can you show which metal elements you were exposed to? Can you show a development of medical conditions after the date of exposure? If you can and have the testimonies of specialists who understand toxicology and other related medical conditions, you should be able to establish cause and effect and win your case.
When you’re suffering a severe injury caused by your workplace environment, you deserve to be compensated. Our website has more information, so you can learn more about workers’ compensation and find out the ways you could apply for Social Security Disability or other benefits.