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Chemical Exposure

Exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace can cause debilitating injuries or result in long-term health problems.

If you've suffered a chemical exposure injury at work, attorney Gilbert Fisher can help fight for compensation.

Get a free case review from a lawyer who fights for workers and their families. Contact our law offices in Fresno and Salinas, CA.

The Impact of Chemical Exposure on Workers Health Risks and Adverse Health Effects

Common Warning Signs of Chemical Exposure

Some common warning signs that you've been exposed to harmful chemicals include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Choking
  • Sweating
  • Burning sensation
  • Hives
  • Diarrhea
  • Red or irritated eyes
  • Dizziness

Medical Issues Associated with Chemical Exposure

Exposure to toxic chemicals can eventually lead to a number of health problems, including:

  • Lung disease
  • Brain damage
  • Heart disease
  • Organ failure
  • Cancer
  • Vision loss
  • Vertigo
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Miscarriage

Discuss Your Medical Problems With an Attorney

If any of these symptoms look familiar, we encourage you to speak with attorney Gilbert Fisher. The staff at our law offices in Fresno and Salinas can provide essential information on what steps to take next. This law firm stands with California workers and their families.

(559) 447-1210

Workers at Risk for Chemical Exposure

Workers in certain industries have a higher risk for chemical exposure than others. These workers include:

Workers' Compensation vs. Toxic Tort Litigation

If you've been exposed to dangerous chemicals at your workplace, you have two options after you've reported the incident: applying for workers' compensation or filing a toxic tort injury lawsuit.

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About Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation forces your employer to cover part of your lost wages and pay for your medical expenses as you recover from an injury sustained while performing normal duties on the job.

About Toxic Tort Lawsuits

If you suffer an injury due to exposure to toxic chemicals on the job, a toxic tort civil claim allows you to seek legal damages for medical bills, disability, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Which Option Is Better?


Neither option is better per se. The better option for you depends on the health effects and long-term repercussions of the exposure. When you get in touch with our law office in Fresno or Salinas, we can help you make the right choice.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In California, workplace injuries need to be reported within 30 days. An employee then has up to one year to file a workers' compensation claim or up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Gilbert Fisher can help you decide the best course of action given the circumstances of your chemical exposure case.

Past Clients Share Their Experiences We Fight for Workers in Fresno, Salinas, and Northern California


adrian gomez

Fresno, CA


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Mr. Fisher is an outstanding attorney. He helped close my case within less than a couple of months of retaining him. I’m truly impressed with his office and I highly recommend retaining him. You will not regret your decision.

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Fresno, CA


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Initial vist was amazing they are really there for you and will work hard for you extremely understanding they made it very easy and comforting through the whole process

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Attorney Gilbert Fisher

With nearly two decades of experience as an attorney, Gilbert Fisher is dedicated to giving clients individual attention and high-quality legal services. Our firm works to make legal representation accessible, offering free consultations and late-night/weekend appointments. We represent clients in various types of workplace injury cases including:

You can request a consultation with Mr. Fisher online, or you can call our Fresno, CA, office at (559) 447-1210.

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"In my workers' compensation case, Mr. Fisher grasped the complex situation and provided immediate feedback. His legal assistance was direct and on-point, and allowed for an extremely positive resolution."

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