Toxic Exposure Lawyers in New York City
Industrial chemicals are highly regulated for a reason: They can be extremely harmful when used in the wrong applications or leaked into the environment. Individuals or businesses who handle chemicals are required to take all the necessary safety precautions. The main problem with the toxic tort lawsuits surrounding the exposure of these chemicals is their latency period. Usually the toxic chemical exposure does not show any signs of damage until 10-30 years after the exposure. By this time, the worker may not still be working for the employer or does not think to link the toxic chemical exposure to the recent tort.
If you, or someone you know, may have been injured at a commercial or residential place as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals, asbestos, lead, heavy metals or dusts such as mercury, tungsten, silica, manganese, photoresists, industrial alcohol or radiation, contact our New York toxic tort attorneys at (212)-400-4000 for FREE CONSULTATION and discuss your case.
Employers are required to protect their employees who work with chemicals, fumes and toxins. When companies do not provide appropriate safety equipment, workers and people in the surrounding area can inhale harmful fumes, sustain chemical burns and suffer life-threatening conditions resulting from toxic exposure. Common toxins that can result in serious illnesses include lead, diesel exhaust, asbestos, chemical powders, fuel oil, smoke, acids, herbicides, pesticides and chemical fumes.
When Munawar Law Group, PLLC (‘Mlawfirm’) takes a case involving serious injuries, we conduct an in-depth investigation of case facts in order to build the strongest possible case. Our attorneys have substantial experience, legal knowledge, and courtroom skills to handle these kinds of cases, highlight of our firm is that we are Trial Law Firm which means we prepare every case as if it going to trial. We often work with private investigators and other experts who help us find the facts that support our client’s claims. Due to the passion, and hard work resources we invest in every case, we are confident that we can make the future brighter for our clients.
Workers’ compensation generally protects employers from negligence claims resulting from occupational illnesses or injuries. However, you may have a claim against a third party. An example of a third party would be the company that made the chemical or your protective equipment. Third-party claims are not limited to the amount of money you can recover.
The following are examples of negligence in chemical exposure:
- Failure to disclose harmful substances in products used at work
- Failure to warn about health dangers related to harmful substances
- Failure to provide protective gear such as dust masks
- Failure to instruct you as to proper use of protective equipment
- Failure of protective equipment
- Exposure to toxic chemicals through spills or explosions
- OSHA safety violations with regard to storage, use or labeling of hazardous substances
If you or someone you know have suffered any type injury associated with exposure to a toxic substance, it is important that you have an experienced New York toxic tort attorney who knows the law and has experience fighting chemical hazards. These can be very complex legal issues and having the right representation on your side can go a long way toward ensuring that your interests are protected.
Call Mlawfirm for FREE CONSULTATION at (212)-400-4000 or email [email protected]. We serve Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York State.
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