My son was diagnosed with chemical pneumonia after his employer required him to clean the walls with toxic substances for multiple days without a mask. He has been off work for a week with pay, but that's not enough in my mind. I'm so upset. He's a very kind and gentle person and doesn't stand up for himself well. My daughter and I would like to drive down there and make some noise. It is painful to me to see my children suffer.
That needs to be kicked-up to an official level. Report it to a state board of workplace safety -- OSHA would be a good place to start.
Your son is entitled to compensation for a workplace injury. If you haven't contacted an injury attorney, do so.
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I agree with Marco. The employer is liable for harming your son. Also, please be aware that exposure to some toxic substances can have long-term ill effects. My husband has leukemia likely caused by his exposure to toxic chemicals on the job decades ago. If possible, a different job would probably be better for your son.
Thanks to everyone for replying. I will talk to him and see what his plans are. My parents are down there with him, so I am talking to them about what can and should be done, and how they can help facilitate that.