Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries. An employee injured on the job is guaranteed benefits regardless of who was at fault. In return for workers’ compensation benefits, employees usually forfeit the right to sue their employer in court for damages for their injuries.
Is Artificial Butter Flavoring Dangerous?
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), artificial butter flavoring can be dangerous to workers at microwave popcorn factories. The artificial butter flavoring contains the chemical diacetyl, which can cause life-threatening respiratory conditions, such as emphysema, and lung disease. Workers at other snack food factories may also be at similar risk.
Can a Worker Who Has Been Exposed to Artificial Butter Flavoring Receive Workers’ Compensation?
Workers who have been exposed to artificial butter flavoring and the chemical diacetyl and who suffer from lung disease may be able to pursue workers’ compensation relief, especially if the disease leads to cardiothoracic surgery.
Can a Worker Who Has Been Exposed to Artificial Butter Flavoring Sue the Manufacturer of the Product?
Some workers have chosen instead to sue the manufacturer of the artificial butter flavoring for manufacturing a defective product. These lawsuits have been based on product liability theories of negligence and failure to warn.
Do I Need a Lawyer If I Have Been Exposed to Artificial Butter Flavoring?
If you or a loved one has been injured by exposure to artificial butter flavoring, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. An employment lawyer can help you determine whether to pursue a workers’ compensation claim or a products liability lawsuit and help you preserve your rights and remedies.