New York City Chemicals Exposure Lawyer

In addition to being one of the largest cities in the world, New York City is rich in history, architecture, and culture. As a result, you may frequently find yourself in buildings that are over a century old for work or pleasure.

If you are passionate about history, this can be one of the most invigorating things about New York City. Unfortunately, it can often come at a cost. If you set foot in older buildings, you may be unknowingly exposing yourself to harmful chemicals.

Chemical exposure can be extremely harmful when not taken care of properly. Those who handle toxic materials are required by law to take all possible precautions.

The biggest issue with chemical lawsuits is that exposure can take 10 to 30 years to show symptoms. In many instances, a victim may no longer work for the same employer. As a result, it can be very difficult to identify the party responsible for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by chemical exposure at work, it can be helpful to contact a New York city chemicals exposure lawyer at Shulman & Hill as soon as possible. Our team of lawyers can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim if needed.

Employer Requirements Regarding Chemical Exposure in New York City

If you work with any type of industrial chemicals or radiation, your employer must protect you. When you are not given the necessary safety equipment (or the employer does not follow the guidelines) you, your co-workers, and those who live nearby may be affected.

Your employer is required to provide you with protection if you work with toxic materials. You could receive chemical burns, inhale toxic fumes, or obtain another type of life-threatening illness.

The most common harmful chemicals include:

  • Asbestos
  • Oil
  • Acid
  • Herbicide
  • Pesticide
  • Fumes and Exhaust
  • Toxic Powders

If you were harmed due to your employers’ negligence, reach out for a free case consultation at Shulman & Hill. Our New York chemical exposure lawyers have worked on these types of cases and can help you seek compensation for your losses and damages.

Industries With High Chemical Exposure Rates

While the construction industry consistently produces a considerable share of chemical exposure victims, other occupations may be at risk as well. Residents of New York City may be exposed to dangerous chemicals in countless different ways. Whether at home or at work, some industries affected by chemical exposure include:

  • Plumbing workers
  • Electricians
  • Boiler technicians
  • US Navy service members
  • Constructions workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Renovators, contractors, subcontractors
  • Manufacturing workers

New York Chemical Exposure: Third-Party Claims

When it comes to workers’ compensation, employers may not have to pay you if your injury comes from an occupational hazard. However, you can still receive funds from a third-party claim.

A third-party claim may be necessary if you were harmed by a company that made the chemical or equipment that led to your accident. Of course, like any accident, conducting an investigation may be necessary.

Examples of negligence a chemical exposure attorney may consider include:

  • Any OSHA violations
  • An employer that does not disclose toxins used in products
  • An employer that does not warn you about health risks
  • An employer that does not provide protective gear
  • Protective equipment that is defective
  • Exposure that occurs through spills or other accidents

Chemically Exposed at Home in New York

While most people associate toxic exposures with work, you can also be exposed in your own home. In New York City, lead paints were used in buildings for a long time before health inspectors discovered their toxic properties.

If you find that your home contains lead paints or asbestos and you believe you have experienced health issues as a result, a team of chemical exposure lawyers can likely help you.

Working With a Chemical Exposure Attorney

If you or anyone you know has suffered from chemical exposure in New York City, you may want to consider hiring an attorney. Whether the exposure occurred at work or at home, the process can be challenging to maneuver on your own. This is especially true if you are not familiar with chemical exposure laws. Without a professional assisting you, you may overlook certain avenues for potential compensation.

If you are sick or injured due to chemical exposure from a toxin, it would be wise to contact health professionals right away. Although visits to the doctor’s office can be expensive, creating a paper trail can be extremely helpful when seeking compensation.

As mentioned, mesothelioma and other serious conditions often appear long after a chemical exposure. Any medical records you are able to obtain can provide a timestamp for when you may have been exposed. This can be crucial in identifying any negligent parties.

Signs of Chemical Exposure

Harmful chemical exposure can have varying symptoms. Depending on the material you came in contact with, you may experience sweating, headache, blurred vision, aches, diarrhea, and more. Symptoms often go away quickly when you are no longer exposed. However, being in contact with these materials in the long term can cause serious health complications.

There are many ways you can be exposed to chemicals. You come into contact with harsh toxins through water, soil, air, or even food. If you believe you are poisoned, you will need to visit your doctor right away. Once they have begun treatment and show that you were exposed, you can contact a chemical exposure lawyer at Shulman & Hill for additional assistance.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we understand the long-term dangers that surround personal injury cases. Whether it comes in the form of financial hardship or mental trauma, accidents can be absolutely devastating to victims and their families.

This is why we work on a contingency-based model. At our New York personal injury law firm, we will assess the potential of your case in a free consultation. If we choose to take on your case, we will only charge you if we win. Give us a call today at 212-221-1000

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