Staten Island Chemical Exposure Lawyer

Industrial companies that heavily work with chemicals often have strict regulations and rules. If not properly used, these chemicals can be incredibly harmful to the environment and the health of people nearby. It is crucial for individuals and businesses to follow safety precautions when handling harsh chemicals.

If you are a Staten Island resident whose occupation potentially involves being exposed to harmful chemicals, you likely already exercise caution at work. Even if you prioritize your own safety and the safety of others, you may still potentially come into contact with hazardous substances.

You may be compensated for losses you might incur as a result of exposure to harmful chemicals. To learn about your legal options in these circumstances, contact a Staten Island chemical exposure attorney at Shulman & Hill. We can look into your case and guide you through every step of the claims process.

Staten Island Chemical Exposure Cases: What You Need to Know

Depending on your occupation, there are many types of dangerous chemicals and substances you may be exposed to. Examples include–but are not necessarily limited to–the following:

  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Oil
  • Chemical fumes

Companies must take reasonable steps to prevent you and your coworkers from being exposed to harmful chemicals. You could be seriously harmed if they fail to do so, and your condition may worsen over time.

Causes of Staten Island Chemical Exposure Accidents

There are many potential causes of chemical exposure accidents, some of which include:

  • Failure to provide workers with required safety gear
  • Defective or malfunctioning equipment
  • Failure to properly store harmful chemicals
  • Failure to communicate safety protocols and warnings

Regardless of the cause of the accident, if you are exposed to harmful chemicals at work, you may sustain injuries or develop medical conditions requiring costly treatment, hospitalization, or even surgery. This can prevent you from working and earning an income, which can make unexpected medical bills even more of a financial burden.

While you will hopefully never be involved in a Staten Island chemicals exposure case, you must understand your rights if you are. You can seek compensation for your losses by filing a workers’ compensation claim in most instances, and in some cases, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit as well. Schedule a consultation with the legal experts at Shulman & Hill to learn more.

How Our Staten Island Chemical Exposure Law Firm Can Help

Before meeting with a Staten Island chemical exposure lawyer, there are certain steps you need to take immediately after the exposure to toxic chemicals or similar dangerous substances. You must:

  • Take any necessary steps to remove yourself from the dangerous chemical zone by moving to a safe location outdoors or with sufficient ventilation.
  • Report the incident to your supervisor.
  • Note any witnesses on the scene.
  • Take pictures of any details that may serve as evidence later, such as visual signs of your injuries or the conditions at the scene only if it is safe to do so.
  • Seek medical assistance right away, even if you do not feel pain or suspect you have been seriously harmed.

After you have taken all of those steps, you should strongly consider going over the details of your case with one of our Staten Island chemical exposure lawyers. The benefits of working with a lawyer when seeking compensation for your losses are numerous. We can assist by helping with the following tasks:

Gathering Evidence

New York State law is meant to favor workers when they are harmed in on-the-job accidents. In New York, most employers have workers’ compensation insurance to provide their employees, both full-time and part-time, with a means of seeking compensation for such losses as their medical bills and lost wages related to a workplace accident.

Not all workers’ compensation claims result in immediate payouts. Insurance companies may not be inclined to pay claimants if they can find justifications for not doing so. There is a chance that if you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after a Staten Island chemical exposure accident, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may try to deny your claim.

You will have a higher chance of recovering the benefits you may be entitled to with our Staten Island chemical exposure lawyers on your side. We can conduct an investigation to gather evidence that will prove your claim should be accepted and help you overcome any denials or delays.

If you are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party—including a property owner or general contractor—having the resources of a large firm like Shulman & Hill behind you can help improve the strength of your claim. Your personal injury attorney can gather evidence showing how the defendant was negligent and contributed to your injury, as well as gather expert testimony and more to support your case.

Handling the Administrative Tasks Related to Your Claim

This is a critical benefit of working with a Staten Island chemical exposure law firm after an on-the-job accident. Depending on the severity of your injuries and losses, there is a high likelihood you will need to rest for a period of time as you recover. You should not spend this time fretting over the various tasks the claims process involves. From submitting paperwork to negotiating with insurance carriers, we can handle all of those tasks on your behalf while you focus on improving your health.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Finding the right Staten Island law firm to handle your case does not need to be a challenge. Shulman & Hill has successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years. You can trust that our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys will provide you with the same effective representation.

Call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free legal consultation.

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