Long Island City Chemicals Exposure Lawyer

The harmful effects of exposure to dangerous chemicals in Long Island City can take a long time to discover. Even though workers can be exposed to a variety of chemicals every single day, the damaging effects can often only be seen years after the initial exposure happened. Prolonged exposure to harmful chemicals can lead to serious health issues later in life.

No matter how long ago you were exposed or when your symptoms started showing, the right Long Island chemical exposure lawyer can make a major difference in your recovery. They can help you get the compensation you may be entitled to for your medical expenses and treatment and can handle all parts of your case so you can focus on recovering your health.

At Shulman & Hill, we work with clients who have suffered all types of accidents and injuries in Long Island City, including chemical exposure. We are happy to review your case and see how we can help strengthen your claim.

The Risk Of Chemical Exposure in Long Island City

Most industries have safety hazards in the workplace, yet some can be more dangerous than others. If you choose to work in a field that has a high risk of chemical exposure, you must be particularly careful to follow all safety guidelines. Some of the most dangerous industries where one could be exposed to harmful chemicals include:

  • Sanitation
  • Construction
  • Housekeeping and janitorial services
  • Commercial painting
  • Manufacturing
  • Auto mechanics
  • Beauty salons

For any of the above industries, one should practice extra caution when working near toxic chemicals. Always make sure to have the proper equipment on, wash your hands after using the chemical, be mindful of how long you are working with the chemical, try to ventilate the area, and follow any other relevant safety measures

Toxic Substances in Long Island City

No matter what type of chemical you are exposed to, it can be extremely dangerous for your overall health. However, particularly toxic substances include lead, diesel exhaust, asbestos, and ammonia.

Asbestos

Asbestos was used in the insulation, textile, and manufacturing industries for years before people learned of its harmful effects on the respiratory system. Asbestos can disintegrate into tiny microscopic particles which can be easily inhaled. Once these dust particles are inside your body, they can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer that can be fatal. Asbestos is also linked to lung cancer and asbestosis: a form of lung disease.

While asbestos is not as widely used as it once was, many asbestos-containing products still exist and continue to cause health problems. You should always ask if asbestos is used on a job site, particularly if you work in construction or renovation, and take proper precautions if it is.

Ammonia

Ammonia is commonly used in cleaning and beauty products, although the level is typically not enough to harm someone unless they frequently use the products, like janitors, housekeepers, or hairstylists. Exposure to larger quantities can cause respiratory problems, asthma, and problems affecting the eyes or skin.

Lead

Lead can be ingested or inhaled through dust particles. Mechanics and other workers who use lead-containing products must be careful to change out of contaminated clothing and wash their hands before eating or leaving the worksite. Prolonged lead exposure can result in abdominal pain, depression, and nausea. Lead exposure can also increase your risk for infertility, heart disease, or kidney disease.

Pursuing Compensation for Chemical Exposure

There are safety regulations in place that dictate permissible amounts of chemical exposure for workers, as well as the safety measures that must be in place when working with harmful chemicals. In most cases, workers should be equipped with the proper safety gear, including masks and gloves, and work in areas with proper ventilation.

If you have suffered from chemical exposure due to working in one of these hazardous environments and these conditions were not met, contact an attorney to review your case. Depending on how you were exposed, the party that caused the exposure could be held financially responsible for your injuries if no proper safety requirements were taken. Note that you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer: only a third party, like a property owner or contractor.

Regardless of whether or not a third party was at fault for your injuries, if you develop an illness caused by chemical exposure in the workplace, you most likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. A skilled Long Island City attorney can walk you through the process and help gather all evidence needed to build a strong case for obtaining benefits.

How a Long Island City Chemical Exposure Attorney Can Help You

Chemical exposure can cause long-term and lasting damage to your body, and in some cases, it can be fatal. Our chemical exposure lawyers will make sure to look at all the facts surrounding your case and conduct a thorough investigation.

Our legal professionals will review your medical bills, both current and future, as well as applicable lost wages for the amount of time you will potentially have to miss work. With this information in mind, we will help secure fair compensation for your losses.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill

At Shulman & Hill, our experienced Long Island City lawyers have the skills and expertise necessary to help secure compensation for your injuries. Once we take your case, we work tirelessly to obtain justice for you, and we will guide you through every step of the process. Call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free legal consultation to learn more.

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