Firefighters can be exposed to toxic chemicals, either through direct contact with the skin or inhalation. Chemicals are often released during a fire by materials inside a premises, such as water pipes, wiring, furniture and walls. Studies have shown that firefighters are frequently exposed to significant concentrations of hazardous materials and toxic air contaminants, including carbon monoxide, benzene, sulphur dioxide, hydrogen cyanide, aldehydes, hydrogen chloride and particulates.
At Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, we protect the rights of clients who sustain an injury – either immediately after exposure to toxins or because of the long-term effects of an exposure to toxic material. Please contact us if you feel that your circumstances warrant a consultation and our investigation.