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Chemical Accident Lawyer, At Your Service

Chemical Accident Lawyer, At Your Service - New York City Personal Injury Lawyer I Greenberg & Stein, P.C.
Chemical Accident Lawyer, At Your Service – New York City Personal Injury Lawyer I Greenberg & Stein, P.C.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are exposed to chemicals on a daily basis, which shouldn’t be shocking considering there are chemicals everywhere – in our food, the air we breathe, the solvents we use to clean, our workplace, pesticides and so on.

These chemicals and toxins can have major and devastating adverse health effects. In order to adequately determine the risks and severity of a chemical exposure accident, you have to seek medical attention immediately. And because these cases are complex and difficult to navigate, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a chemical accident lawyer so they can determine if there’s a case to pursue and how to get the justice and compensation you deserve. 

In New York City, there are intentional and unintentional sources of toxic chemical exposures. There are products that contain dangerous chemicals, and these are typically well known. However, there are other products that fly under the radar and aren’t recognized or labeled as hazardous even though they are equally toxic. The claims surrounding the safety of the product are fraudulent and you shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone’s negligence. You have rights and by contacting a chemical accident lawyer, you are taking ownership of your life and the chemical toxins that have threatened it.

Some other common chemical exposures can be found on our site, they include the following:

  • Silica exposure
    • According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Breathing crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis, which in severe cases can be disabling, or even fatal. This is a list of high-risk jobs:
      • abrasive blasting
      • foundry work
      • stonecutting
      • rock drilling
      • quarry work
      • tunneling
  • Benzene exposure
    • Benzene is a chemical that is widely used in several industries. The CDC explains, “It’s used to make plastics, resins, and nylon and synthetic fibers. Benzene is also used to make some types of lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides.” Of course, exposure to Benzene can have long-term effects. According to the CDC, exposure, “…causes harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells, leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection. Some women who breathed high levels of benzene for many months had irregular menstrual periods and a decrease in the size of their ovaries.”
  • Asbestos exposure
    • According to the National Cancer Institute, “Asbestos minerals are divided into two major groups: Serpentine asbestos and amphibole asbestos.” It has been mined and used in several industries – particularly construction to “strengthen cement and plastics as well as for insulation, roofing, fireproofing, and sound absorption. The shipbuilding industry has used asbestos to insulate boilers, steam pipes, and hot water pipes. The automotive industry uses asbestos in vehicle brake shoes and clutch pads. Asbestos has also been used in ceiling and floor tiles; paints, coatings, and adhesives; and plastics. In addition, asbestos has been found in vermiculite-containing garden products and some talc-containing crayons.” It is literally everywhere and people breathe it in at home or at their workplace. The chemical is trapped in the lungs and over time it causes breathing problems and possibly even cancer.  
  • Faulty storage for chemicals and other dangerous products
  • Inadequate protection for dangers at the workplace
  • Incorrect information about dangerous products/chemicals

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation receives approximately 16,000 reports of chemical and toxic releases every year. And only a chemical accident lawyer has the knowledge to determine what type of chemical exposure case to pursue.

At Greenberg & Stein, we put in the work to understand the chemical and the risks associated with exposure. We want to answer all of your questions. We are committed to staying with you every step of the way and guiding you throughout every step of the process. Seeking legal advice from Greenberg & Stein is about you and what we can do for you. Call us today for a free consultation about chemical accidents and to connect with a chemical accident lawyer.

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