We can practice defensive driving, eat food that’s good for our bodies, and stay away from dangerous situations. While we may try our best in these areas, where we go to work may be more harmful than we’d ever imagine. When toxic chemicals are knowingly or unknowingly used in the workplace, many people are put at risk of chemical exposure accidents.
While countless safety measures are taken around harmful chemicals, accidents still happen. If you or a loved one was recently involved in a chemical exposure accident, you may be wondering what the next step is. It can be an incredibly scary and frustrating time, a situation you didn’t sign up for.
Exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to severe illness and injuries that often don’t show themselves until later in life. You may already know how and where you were exposed, but if not, chemical exposure can be traced back to the workplace, where certain industries are notorious for their at-risk facilities. Living near a chemical plant or refinery also puts you in danger.
Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer is legally obligated to provide you with a workplace free of known safety hazards. You are entitled to safety gear and protection from toxic chemicals. Although many workplaces take safety precautions for known toxic chemicals, there are many lesser known chemicals that still put employees at risk. More about your workplace rights can be found here.
Furthermore, communities that are located near chemical plants have a higher risk of cancers, other illnesses, and birth defects. While chemical plants are held to extremely high standards to keep the surrounding community members safe, accidents still happen and unknown chemicals can still be of harm. The place you live should never be the cause of health and safety concerns.
If you were involved in a chemical exposure accident, your life was put at risk and you have the right to take action. You should not have to battle the repercussions of the exposure alone, and you have a right to receive financial compensation. In the case of chemical exposure accidents, it is important to act as soon as possible. It is incredibly wise to seek legal aid quickly. You may have grounds to file a toxic tort claim, but these kinds of claims are especially hard to do without the help of an experienced professional. That’s where we come in.
At Greenberg & Stein, P.C., we believe in obtaining justice for all victims of personal injury. With our combined 50 years of experience, we have recovered millions for personal injury victims of New York City, and we can do the same for you. If you or your loved one was injured through someone else’s neglectful actions, we want to get you the compensation you deserve. We offer a free, no obligation, in-person consultation to discuss your case. During this consultation, we can help you determine what kind of chemical exposure case to pursue, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We are available 24/7, 7 days a week at (212) 681-2535. Chemical exposure accidents should never be left to the victim to deal with. You have a right to financial compensation. You deserve justice. We are here to fight for you. Call us today.
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