NYC Exposure to Toxic Substances / Chemical Burns Lawyer

When you work in the construction industry, you risk exposure to dangerous toxins, chemicals, and fumes. As a result, you’re vulnerable to life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Every year, hundreds of hard-working New York City construction workers suffer chemical burns, respiratory issues, nerve damage, and debilitating injuries.

If you’ve been injured on a NYC construction site, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC for immediate assistance. We’ll go above and beyond ot secure the money that you need and deserve.

Your first consultation is free, so give us a call today to schedule yours. We’re always available to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You Deserve an Experienced New York City Toxic Substances Lawyer

Whether you’re exposed to toxic chemicals in small doses over time or a large amount all at once, the consequences can be devastating. Your injuries may force you to stop working and focus on medical treatment and rehabilitation. You may never be able to work in the same capacity ever again. As a result, your pursuit for compensation will be critical as you work toward getting back on your feet.

Don’t trust just anyone with your personal injury case. You deserve to work with a law firm that has your best interests at heart. At Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC, our firm is like one big family. When you turn to us for help, you become part of that family. We care about our clients and the cases we handle. 

That’s why we’ll aggressively seek compensation on your behalf. We’ll do everything we can to make the process easy and get you the money you deserve.

You should not hesitate to call our New York City law office for help after your accident. Here’s why:

  • Toxic exposure cases can be complicated and involve several different areas of personal injury law. You need an attorney who has experience and success in handling these complex cases. 
  • Insurance companies will try to drive down the value of your claim or deny your request for workers’ compensation benefits, altogether. We’ll go toe-to-toe with these insurers and force them to take your claim seriously.
  • Property owners or contractors might try to blame you for your accident to avoid liability. We’ll carefully investigate your case to find out how and why you were exposed to dangerous chemicals, and who’s to blame.
  • You might not know what your case is worth, and you shouldn’t let an insurance company decide. We’ve worked hard to establish relationships with some of the most respected construction injury experts in NYC. They can help us better understand your injuries, how they might affect you down the line, and what your case is worth.

We understand that you’re going through an incredibly difficult time right now. Our goal is to help you get money to make things a little bit easier. Let our more than 200 combined years of experience go to work for you. Give us a call to discuss your case today.

We Handle All Toxic Substance Exposure Cases in NYC

If you’ve been exposed to toxic substances or chemicals on a New York City construction site, our attorneys are here to help. We handle all toxic substance exposure cases. Call us if you’ve been exposed to and/or injured because of:

  • Asbestos
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Chemical spills
  • Toxic mold
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Paints
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • Phthalates
  • Fuels
  • Smoke
  • Dust and debris
  • Vapors
  • Solvents, or
  • Heavy metals.

According to OSHA, there are a lot of different ways you might’ve been exposed to dangeorus chemicals or toxins. Whether you’ve been exposed and harmed because of dangerous work conditions, a product defect, tanker truck accident, or simply because someone else was careless, we’re here to help.

Severe Injuries Can Result After Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in NYC

If you’re working with or around toxic chemicals or substances on a New York construction site, the property owner and/or general contractor have to make sure that you’re protected. You’re entitled to adequate safety gear and a safe workspace. If you get hurt because you weren’t provided with either, you can get seriously injured or sick. 

Common injuries that can result after exposure to toxic chemicals or substances include:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Pneumonia
  • Brain damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Organ damage
  • Organ failure
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Birth defects
  • Chemical burns
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death, and more.

These injuries can affect you for the rest of your life. If you got hurt on the job, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or money from a negligent third party. Call the legal team at Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC for help with your chemical exposure injury claim.

Can’t make it into our office to discuss your case? Our NYC personal injury lawyers will come ot you. We’ll visit you at work, at home, or at the hospital while you get treatment. Just give us a call and ask for our help. It’s that simple.

Who Is Liable If I’m Exposed to Toxic Chemicals in NYC?

It’s fair to say that construction sites are an inherently dangerous place to work. A lot of care must be taken when transporting or working with hazardous chemicals. Even a small mistake can be catastrophic. That’s why New York’s labor laws are so strong. They force owners and contractors to ensure that you’re given necessary safety gear and that reasonable protective measures are in place.

Under New York state law,  you can potentially seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your toxic chemical injury or illness. This might include:

  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Truck drivers, and
  • Companies responsible for manufacturing or selling defective products or equipment.

Simply put, if you were exposed to chemicals or toxins because someone else was negligent or careless, you might be able to hold them financially responsible for the consequences.

What Damages Are Available and When Do I Have to Request Them?

You got hurt because someone else was careless. You shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of their negligence on your own. In New York, you might have the right to recover monetary damages through a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits: You have to let your employer know that you’ve been hurt within 30 days of your accident. If you were exposed to chemicals or toxins over time, you’d have to let them know within 30 days of when you discover your injury. Then you’ll have one year to formally request workers’ compensation benefits.

You waive your right to sue your employer if you collect workers’ comp benefits. In exchange, you can get money for medical bills, lost wages, and disability faster than if you’d filed a lawsuit. However, you’re limited to those damages. The amount you can receive, and for how long, will also be limited.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: You might have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit if you were hurt because someone else was negligent. In New York, the statute of limitations is generally three years. When you file a lawsuit, you can request compensation for everything available through a workers’ compensation policy, as well as money for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Don’t hesitate to contact the toxic substance injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC for immediate assistance. We can get started on your case right away.

Call Our NYC Chemical Burn Lawyers For Help

Have you or someone you love been exposed to toxic substances or chemicals on a NYC construction site? Are you struggling with a painful, debilitating injury or illness? Contact Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC to learn about your legal rights and options.

You might be entitled to compensation. We can help you fight to get every dollar you need and deserve. We offer a free consultation, so call our NYC law office to schedule yours today.