Due to the nature of construction itself, construction workers are regularly
placed into hazardous situations and are exposed to a variety of different
dangers, including toxic materials. From asbestos insulation in older
buildings to lead-based paints on tools, extended exposure to these harmful
chemicals and substances can cause workers to develop serious illnesses.
At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, our New York toxic exposure
attorneys have handled numerous toxic exposure cases and can provide the
strong legal support you need to pursue compensation for your suffering.
Having served countless injured clients throughout all five boroughs for
more than 50 years, our firm brings a level of experience and compassionate
support to each case that many other firms simply cannot provide. From
filling out the necessary paperwork to negotiating with insurance companies
on your behalf, we can guide you step-by-step through the process of filing a
personal injury claim and ensure your rights are protected during this difficult time.
The sooner you
contact us, the sooner we can help.
Common Types of Toxic Exposure Claims
Although many businesses and construction companies have become much more
health conscious in recent years, many construction workers are still
exposed to dangerous chemicals due to a lack of necessary safety precautions.
Without proper ventilation or equipment, asbestos shingles, asphalt, lead-based
tools, formaldehyde in plywood, and carbon monoxide can all be extremely
harmful and result in a wide range of adverse health effects. While some
conditions appear right away, other symptoms of toxic exposure may remain
dormant for an extended period of time.
Toxic chemicals can lead to the following conditions:
- Respiratory difficulties
- Neurological damage
- Kidney failure
- Skin cancer
- Lung disease
- Hodgkin’s disease
If you have developed any of the above conditions after working on a construction
site, it is imperative you seek medical care as soon as possible and consult
with our team of skilled attorneys. We can help you pinpoint the cause
of your illness and seek legal action against those responsible. Depending
on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial reimbursement under
workers’ compensation, through civil action, or both.
Pursue Justice Today – Call (646) 461-4009
The last thing you need after becoming ill from your occupation is to face
the financial burden of medical expenses and lost wages on your own. At
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, our New York City personal
injury attorneys believe that nobody should be left to suffer from another
party’s negligence, and we are prepared to do everything within
our power to help you secure the financial recovery you deserve. Having
positive client testimonials for our unmatched advocacy, we have the proven time and time again that
we have what it takes to win on our clients’ behalf. Let us put
our skills and knowledge to work for you, too.
Find out if you have a claim by
scheduling a free case review today.