Brooklyn, New York Toxic Exposure Attorney
Have you been exposed to toxic substances and experienced harm as a result?
On job sites, construction workers are exposed to a variety of risks, including those posed by toxic substances.
You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of an occupational sickness or condition that you believe was brought on by exposure to toxic materials.
At Brandon J. Broderick, our NYC toxic exposure attorneys handle cases involving exposure to dangerous materials and substances at work. If you have suffered harm from exposure to toxic substances in New York, it is very important that you contact an experienced attorney at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law immediately to make sure that your rights are protected.
Toxic exposure cases require particular attention from attorneys with experience litigating these claims because causation is not always as obvious and clear-cut as it is in cases involving other types of accidents.
Risks of Toxic Exposure at Work
There are many dangerous substances in the workplace, particularly in industrial environments like construction.
Workers are constantly exposed to all kinds of harmful and dangerous materials, whether they are engaged in new construction, demolition, remodeling, or another vocation. When work is done inside, on older homes or buildings, or without the required PPE, these exposure hazards may increase.
The following are frequent instances of hazardous exposure:
- Insulation, roof shingles, building debris, and textiles containing asbestos
- Lead and paint containing lead
- Plywood and other bonded materials contain formaldehyde
- Poisoning by carbon monoxide brought on by burning fuel and machinery
- Using asphalt for paving, construction, and roofing
- Solvents, benzene, ammonia, and other hazardous substances
While some workers may experience injuries or illnesses immediately following exposure, others may develop adverse conditions only after cumulative exposure, which means they may not discover illnesses until many years or even decades have passed. Exposure to harmful substances can have both devastating and fatal consequences.
Conditions brought on by toxic exposure may include, but are not limited to:
- Cancer and skin cancer
- Cardiovascular and respiratory issues
- Kidney injury
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Neurological damage
Compensation to Victims of Toxic Exposure
Many clients who suffered harm after being exposed to dangerous substances have been represented by Brandon J. Broderick’s toxic exposure attorneys in both workers' compensation and civil personal injury lawsuits. As well as the kinds of dangerous substances utilized in various trades, projects, and NYC buildings, we are aware of the correlations that have been discovered between various substances and diseases.
Our lawyers are also knowledgeable in workplace health and safety violations, flaws, and negligent acts that can result in liability as well as the New York Labor Law. We can assist in identifying the underlying cause of a condition, whether it is work-related, and who can be held liable for your damages while looking into your prospective claim. This might comprise:
- An employer who does not comply with the New York Labor Law
- A property owner who ignores known hazards on their premises
- A dangerous product's manufacturer, distributor, and/or retailer
Legal obligations that safeguard employees from substantial harm are established under the New York Code and tort law. This includes obligations to offer suitable safety gear, reveal the existence of asbestos, lead, or other harmful compounds, guarantee the quality of products, and take appropriate measures to make workplaces safe.
Responsible parties who contributed to/or caused the workers' toxic exposure can be held liable for the damages that ensue when workers sustain injuries or illnesses as a result of these obligations not being met.
Examples of damages that may be recovered in toxic exposure cases:
- Hospital and healthcare costs
- Future medical treatment
- Assistance care, therapy, and rehabilitation
- Lost income and lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional injury, such as a reduction in the quality or enjoyment of life
- Compensation for wrongful death or death benefits
Call Brandon J. Broderick Now to Discuss Your New York Toxic Exposure Accident
You must immediately get in touch with a Brooklyn workplace toxic exposure lawyer who is able to look into the circumstances surrounding the accident and fight for your rights if you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a consequence of toxic exposure.
We give your needs top priority since we realize that anybody who contacts us is going through a trying period. Our firm has demonstrated that we are able to assist families and workers through their legal processes, and we are prepared to talk about how we can do the same for you. Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, has a lengthy history of winning claims involving toxic exposure and other tragedies related to construction work.