New York Toxic Exposure Injury Lawyer
Are you suffering from a serious health condition caused by a toxic substance you were exposed to on a construction site? Did you suffer injuries because of exposure to a dangerous substance on the job site?
If exposure to a toxic substance at work caused you harm, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. We can help.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at 516-932-0400 to speak with a New York toxic exposure injury lawyer today.
New York State and Federal Toxic Exposure Laws
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures and enforces regulations for safe working conditions.
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires employers to classify, label, and train workers to handle hazardous chemicals.
And, New York’s Right to Know Law (RTK) guarantees employees:
- Annual training for handling hazardous substances in the workplace
- A list of all the hazardous chemicals stored, made, or used on site
- A data sheet of all the chemicals used
Further still, Article 28 of the New York Labor Laws covers the laws and rights afforded to workers handling toxic substances.
These laws are designed to protect construction workers from toxic substances. Yet, injuries still occur. If you suffered harm because of a toxic substance at work, you deserve compensation.
How Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Can Help With Your Toxic Exposure Injury Case
Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
The adverse health effects you experience from exposure to toxic substances in the workplace entitle you to proper compensation. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.’s legal team will fight to recover the physical, economic, and emotional damages you deserve.
Your case may require our firm to gather specific evidence such as:
- Witness testimony
- Photographs of the work area
- Video footage of the accident, if available
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Doctor reports
Communicate With You and Other Applicable Parties
Our legal team understands the importance of communication. We guide you through the legal process, address your concerns, and answer questions that pertain to your case.
A lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can also speak with other lawyers, insurance company representatives, and other parties as needed. Additionally, our lawyers can negotiate damages on your behalf. With our firm on your side, you can focus on your recovery.
Identify Liable Parties
New York law protects workers who have been exposed to toxic substances during construction work.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can evaluate the facts of your case and identify the liable parties, which may include:
- Property owners
- Chemical manufacturers
Types of Toxic Exposure and Common Injuries
Toxic exposure occurs when a construction worker encounters a poisonous substance that can cause damage to their health.
Toxic exposure can happen by:
- Touching the toxic substance
- Breathing in toxic fumes
- The fumes coming into contact with the skin or eyes
- Ingesting the toxic substance
- Prolonged exposure to small amounts of toxic substances
Toxic Substances Commonly Found on Construction Sites
There are many substances a worker can encounter over the course of their construction career. Typical toxic substances found on construction sites include:
- Toxic mold
- Carbon monoxide
- Other chemicals
Injuries, Medical Conditions, and Symptoms Caused by Toxic Exposure
The chemicals listed above can adversely impact your health and cause many symptoms, conditions, or injuries, including:
- Organ failure
- Respiratory problems
- Mouth and throat injuries
Has exposure to a toxic substance impacted your health? Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to speak with a New York toxic exposure injury lawyer. Our legal team will help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Recoverable Damages for Exposure to Toxic Substance
New York law protects construction workers and their right to safe working conditions. As such, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling and training for new employment opportunities
- Lost future wages
Call our firm today at 516-932-0400 to obtain legal counsel while there is still time.
The Statute of Limitations on Toxic Substance Injuries
Section 214 of New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules outlines the time limits for when a construction worker can file a lawsuit for injuries resulting from direct or prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals. In some cases a shorter time limitation applies.
If you fail to file, comply with the applicable time limit you could forfeit your right to recover compensation. An attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you seek compensation.
Call 516-932-0400 to start your case today.
Speak with a New York Toxic Exposure Attorney Today
Exposure to toxic substances in the workplace can leave you with life-changing injuries. Call us to schedule a free case evaluation. We can help you determine your next steps.
Do not wait any longer.
Call 516-932-0400 today to meet with a New York toxic exposure injury lawyer.