Exposure to toxic chemicals or substances can bring about life-threatening injuries and illnesses, but many workers are unaware that they have been exposed to one or more of these chemicals until a much later time. A majority of toxic torts and chemical exposure can be directly traced back to the workplace, and there are certain industries that are notorious for placing workers at risk of chemical exposure. If you have been exposed to a toxic chemical at work, you may have grounds to file a toxic tort claim. Before you take action, however, you should know that these cases can be extremely difficult to litigate without the help of an experienced legal professional such as a New York City personal injury lawyer from our office.
Some of the common types of chemical exposures that our team handles include the following:
There are both intentional and unintentional sources of toxic chemical exposure in New York City, and our job as your premises liability attorneys is to determine if you can recover damages for the injuries and illness you have suffered as a result of this exposure. There are certain products such as industrial solvents and pesticides that are widely recognized for containing dangerous chemicals, but there are just as many equally-toxic products that have not been reported as such.
If you live near a chemical plant or refinery, or if you work in or around these facilities, you are at a greater risk of harmful chemical exposure. Cases involving toxic exposure are typically filed for situations involving mesothelioma, benzene, mercury, asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, beryllium, sodium dioxide, creosote, and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Our New York City premises liability lawyers can help you determine what type of chemical exposure case to pursue, and we will remain by your side every step of the way.
Contact Greenberg & Stein, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation where you can discuss your rights and how you can recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.