Gas, Asbestos & Toxic Exposure to Workers
NY Workers' Compensation Attorneys Recover Damages
Working conditions can become dangerous or even fatal when exposed to dangerous
substances such as asbestos, toxic fumes or gas. Some working environments
are not properly ventilated, or the products used are later to be found
to be dangerous or even fatal if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
Asbestos is a well-known example that has caused endless suffering to those
individuals who worked with it throughout the years, not knowing that
it could cause the serious disease called mesothelioma. Individuals who
have this terrible disease had no idea that working around asbestos would
have this result. The same is true for many other toxic substances that
may be accidentally released in a work situation, forever damaging the
worker's lungs, eyes or skin.
If you or a loved one has suffered illness, injury or death due to gas,
asbestos or toxic exposure in New York, it is crucial that you contact
a workers' compensation lawyer from Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman.
workers' comp firm has over 50 years of experience in fighting for the rights of injured
workers, and is interested in reviewing your case to determine what can
be done about a claim for compensation for the damages you have suffered
due to the exposure.
What Are Symptoms of Exposure?
There are many ways that a worker can find themselves exposed to toxic
fumes on the job, and in many cases, do not even need to directly handle
the product in order to feel the effects. Seek immediate medical attention
if you suffer any of the following symptoms:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness and headaches
- Chemical burns
- Itchy eyes
- Difficulty swallowing
- Fevers and shills
- Heart palpitations
If your employer tries to deny that these are related to the job, let the
doctor and an experienced attorney do the talking for you. Workers'
compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and take care of
benefits that you have suffered in relation to this exposure.
Know Your Rights & Options
The legal team at Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman in New York is experienced
and skilled in assisting clients to find the documentation of the exposure
to asbestos, gas, or other toxic substances. It may be necessary for the
case to go to trial in order to gain the compensation that is deserved,
and the firm is comprised of highly qualified trial lawyers that will
fight for the right of the client to compensation.
Some toxic substances may take years before the damage becomes evident.
It may become necessary to prove the earlier exposure that caused the
cancer or other illness.
Contact a New York Workers' Compensation Attorney from Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman if you have suffered an injury
as the result of exposure to asbestos, gas or toxic substances in work
related or other accidents.