Toxic exposure can happen without your full realization. It could be hours, days or even years before you notice the effects of dangerous substances. Imagine working on a construction site and inhaling the fumes that a welder emits. You could become very ill due to this exposure. Fortunately, there are preventative measures you can take to avoid exposure. However, even wearing all the appropriate safety gear and using proper ventilation techniques, accidents still happen. An attorney in the Council Bluffs area can help you file a workers' compensation claim so that you receive the benefits you deserve.