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Bronx Chemicals Exposure Lawyer

Working in a city with as much architectural history as New York sometimes has its downsides. Older buildings, if not properly maintained, can pose risks to public health if harmful chemicals and toxins have not been safely removed.

While some forms of chemical exposure are caused by working inside a building that has not been properly remediated of toxic substances, other workers may directly handle harmful chemicals and substances in the course of their job. This includes industries like construction, mechanics, and manufacturing.

In a large number of cases, workers are unaware of their occupational exposure to such hazardous agents until they are diagnosed with an illness or disease that is the result of such exposure. With many chemicals, exposure over long-term periods can have disastrous effects on health and can lead to an elevated risk of fatality from related diseases.

If you have been diagnosed with an injury, illness, or disease due to exposure to a toxic chemical or substance, you should reach out to a qualified Bronx chemicals exposure lawyer at Shulman & Hill. Our team of lawyers can discuss the details of your case and help you evaluate your options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages.

Common Chemicals People May Be Exposed To Unknowingly in the Bronx

Some of the most common causes of exposure come not from working directly with chemicals and toxins, but from working where they were present. This means some of the most at-risk workers are those in the construction industry. Chemicals and toxins frequently encountered include:


This is a common toxin that can cause kidney and brain damage and high blood pressure. Lead is often encountered when inhaling fumes or dust during the demolition of older buildings.


Asbestos is the name of a group of fibrous minerals that are prized for their strength and heat resistance. It is used in insulation, shingles, flooring materials, and even auto parts. Exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma, numerous cancers, or a host of other lung and breathing issues.

Flame Retardant Chemicals

Chemicals used to slow or stop the spread of fire are known to cause several different cancers. They are frequently found in insulation and textile manufacturing. Exposure has also been known to cause harm to the endocrine system as well as to developing embryos.


Cadmium is a heavy metal and is often found in products and materials made with lead and copper. Inhalation of cadmium fumes over long periods of time can cause persistent symptoms similar to the flu, as well as permanent lung damage.


Formaldehyde has been known for many years as a potent carcinogen, but its use is still widely permitted. Formaldehyde is found in concentration in tiles, carpeting, and plywood. Exposure over long periods can lead to respiratory issues that mimic asthma, as well as itchiness and irritation of the skin.


Gypsum is often found in wallboard, drywall, and plaster. Acute exposure can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. Exposure over longer periods can see these conditions exacerbated and complicated.


A damp environment could develop moisture and mold through the walls, roof, or below the ground level of the building. Water damage could be a telltale sign of mold. Older brickwork and similar materials can become more porous as it deteriorates, leading to penetrating damp. Inhaling mold can lead to allergic reactions such as red eyes, skin rashes, shortness of breath, and even asthma attacks.

Industries With High Chemical Exposure Rates

While the construction and demolition industry is one of the most consistent producers of victims with chemical exposure-related illnesses, it is far from the only one. Residents of the Bronx may be exposed to dangerous chemicals in countless different ways, both inside and outside the home.

Workers who are especially at risk of chemical exposure include:

  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Boiler technicians
  • US Navy service members
  • Constructions workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Tunnel workers

Common Losses Related to Chemical Exposure

When someone has suffered from chemical exposure and the resulting injuries, the effects can be devastating to both the victim and their family. Not only are there financial burdens, but there are also the reductions in physical function and general health that take their toll.

Initially, the victim will likely need to see a doctor as soon as they notice symptoms. Significant testing may be needed to determine their illness. Once diagnosed, they may need surgery, medication, or simply a change in employment in order to recover.

The initial diagnosis and treatment could come with medical bills that could throw your life into turmoil. After, there may be a complicated or lengthy treatment, healing, or recovery time. This means you are likely to be out of work for some time, possibly on reduced or alternate duty. You may also have bills piling up and not enough income from work to keep up with everything and support yourself and/or your family.

How a Bronx Chemicals Exposure Lawyer Can Help You

Working with an experienced Bronx chemical exposure law firm like Shulman & Hill can help you identify and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and reduction in earning capacity.

Your Bronx chemicals exposure lawyer will work with you to build a strong case. This may include conducting a thorough investigation to obtain evidence showing how and when you were exposed to a harmful chemical, and how it resulted in your illness. They can use this information to help you file for workers’ compensation benefits and/or a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is a respected law firm in the Bronx. Many of our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys are native New Yorkers and can sympathize with the problems you and your family are facing. We prioritize the well-being of our clients above all else. When we look at the details of your case, we view our work as a means of helping you gain the respect, care, and peace of mind any human being would want.

Shulman & Hill has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our injured clients. Contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation online or call (555) 555-5555.


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