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 Grossman Wolfe & Freund. This outstanding 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
  • Numbness
  • 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 Grossman Wolfe & Freund 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 Grossman Wolfe & Freund if you have suffered an injury as the result of exposure to asbestos, gas or toxic substances in work related or other accidents.