New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

If you work in an industry that requires you to handle and use toxic materials, and you are exposed to these harmful chemicals while you are at work, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause serious bodily harm and catastrophic injuries that require expensive medical treatments, which is why it is important to collect all of the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.

Common Toxic Chemicals Used in Workplaces

There are a number of different toxic chemicals workers might encounter or be exposed to that can result in serious injuries, including:

  • Ammonia
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Chloroform
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodine
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Uranium
  • Zinc

If you have developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, you might be eligible for other forms of financial compensation, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.

Can I Still File A Claim if I Took Safety Precautions?

Workers' compensation claims are not based on fault, which means you can still file a claim for benefits if you took reasonable precautions but you were still exposed to toxic chemicals. As long as you were exposed to toxic chemicals while performing work-related duties, you can pursue a claim.

Steps to Take After Being Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

You need to immediately seek medical attention after you have been exposed to toxic chemicals at work. Once you have been evaluated by a medical professional, you need to tell your employer about your injuries and request the forms you need to complete an injury report. After you have completed these steps, you should talk to an experienced lawyer about all of your legal options.

Consult with Our Legal Professionals Today

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we are here to walk you through every aspect of your case to ensure your rights and interests are fully protected. From filing your claim to collecting evidence, we will use our full resources to pursue a fair case result on your behalf. Let us fight for you today.

Call (201) 870-1909 to schedule your free initial consultation with our workers’ compensation lawyers in New Jersey. We are here to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

FAQ

Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?

The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.

How much is my case worth?

Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.

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