Toxic exposure is a complex area of the law. Fortunately, our team at Dansker & Aspromonte personal injury lawyers have been successful in both settlements and substantial jury verdicts for our clients.
Harmful Industrial Chemicals
Industrial chemicals are highly regulated for good reason. They are incredibly harmful when leaked into our environment or used incorrectly. Businesses and individuals who do hand harsh chemicals must take the necessary safety precautions.
One of the biggest issues with toxic tort lawsuits regarding the exposure of industrial chemicals is their latency period. Toxic chemical exposure doesn’t show signs for damage for some 10 – 30 years after exposure. By then, workers may not be with the same company or may not link the chemical exposure to the tort.
The Employer’s Role
Employers are obligated to protect their employees who handle chemicals, toxins, and fumes. When businesses fail to provide adequate safety training and equipment, workers and those around the area risk:
- Inhaling harmful fumes
- Sustaining chemical burns
- Suffering life-threatening conditions
Toxins that lead to serious illness include:
- Chemical powders
- Chemical fumes
- Diesel exhaust
- Fuel oil
Are You Entitled to Worker’s Compensation?
Worker’s compensation protects employers from claims of negligence resulting from occupational injuries and illnesses. But, you may be able to claim against a third party, such as the makers of the chemicals or protective equipment manufacturers.
Examples of negligent chemical exposure include failure to:
- Warn about the health dangers related to harmful chemicals
- Disclose harmful substances in products used in the workplace
- Provide protective equipment
- Provide protective gear including dust masks
- Instruct employees regarding the correct use of protective equipment
- Protect workers from exposure to toxic chemicals through explosions or spills
- Explain OSHA safety violations with regards labelling, use, and storage of hazardous chemicals
What About Your Home?
In New York City, lead-based paints were used in homes and other buildings in the five boroughs for decades before anyone discovered that small children exposed to dust from lead paint that was peeling or from chewing or eating the lead paint chips risk sustaining braining damage. This is life-threatening in every way.
Our qualified and compassionate team of attorneys at Dansker&Aspromonte work with a variety of experts in neurology, neuropsychology, and toxicology to develop a strong case in toxic exposure and establish clear liability to we can expose every aspect of damage and maximize compensation recovery for clients.
Do You Need a Toxic Exposure Lawyer in New York City?
We have handled a broad range of toxin cases. If you or someone you know has suffered any kind of harm or injury associated with exposure to toxic substances, you need an experienced New York City toxic tort attorney on your side. Our lawyers know the law and have ample experience with chemical hazard cases.
Toxic exposure can be a highly complex legal issue and having the right kind of representation on your side right from the very beginning can go a long way toward ensuring that your interest are protected and you are compensated appropriately for your pain and suffering.
Dansker&Aspromonte serve all five boroughs in New York City. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of toxic exposure, our team of attorneys are here to help. We have a winning record of success at trial and won’t charge you anything until we settle or win your case.
Contact us today for a free consultation either at 212-732-2929 or online. Our environmental experts are here to help you and to seek the justice you deserve.