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Automobile mechanics and technicians may be at risk of more adverse health and safety outcomes than previously thought. Auto body shops have inherent risks in the heavy equipment used on the job, which presents serious occupational injury risk.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA) has outlined basic concerns and precautions regarding the industry. There is also the much-overlooked toxic exposure risk, caused by common industrial solvent products and chemicals regularly used on the job.

Ohio Auto Mechanic Injury Lawsuits have involved dangerous consumer products like Safety-Kleen and Liquid Wrench, two commonly used tools in auto shops, and with known cancer-causing agents. Long-term exposure to such chemicals like Benzene may lead to severe respiratory disease or cancers like Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury Lawyer and Ohio Product Liability Attorney reviewing Ohio Auto Mechanic Injury cases for plaintiffs nationwide.

Following any workplace injury or accident, contact a legal professional to weigh your legal options and seek rightful compensation.


Ohio Auto Mechanic Injury Lawsuits


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics injury reports, auto mechanics and car technicians experience a great number of occupational injuries and illnesses each year. Auto mechanics and car technicians work with heavy tools and chemicals, placing them at a greater-than-average risk of a workplace accident. Mechanics risk the following types of injury:

  • Being struck by objects and vehicles
  • Being caught in between equipment or machinery
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Slips and falls—body shops are likely to have hazards due to spilled oil or gasoline, and tools and auto parts strewn across the shop floor.
  • Toxic exposure and handling hazardous chemicals—Benzene, Safety-Kleen and Liquid Wrench
  • Severe burns due to touching hot metal parts and burning fluids
  • Eye Injury—workers should wear goggles or other eye protection in shops
  • Amputation
  • Respiratory disease due to Workplace Ventilation Risks
  • Lacerations

Legal Action Following Ohio Auto Mechanic Injury


Injured auto mechanics in Ohio can file claims against negligent employers or dangerous product manufacturers following an occupational injury.

Victims of catastrophic injury or toxic exposure have filed successful lawsuits against the producers of Safety-Kleen and Liquid Wrench (which contain chemicals like Benzene), and have recovered compensation from employers who have failed to provide a safe working environment.

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Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.

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Questions about Asbestos

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.

The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lug cancer and mesothelioma.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous tot he health.

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.

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Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

 Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence cases.  The cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world 

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Asbestos can be found in homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military circumstances. According to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOHS), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Approximately 107,000 workers are affected by asbestos each year. 

Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be 250,000 new cases before 2020 due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

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