Toxic chemicals and hazardous substances are common on construction sites. Lead, mercury, silica and toxic chemicals can be inhaled by workers or absorbed through the skin, creating unseen hazards and the risk of serious health problems.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 13 million American workers are potentially exposed to hazardous substances that can be absorbed through the skin, causing a variety of diseases and disorders. Construction is one of the occupations in which workers face the highest risk of this type of injury, according to the CDC.
OSHA has issued safety standards and regulations concerning toxic exposure of workers which have been adopted by the State of New York. Among other things, OSHA regulations require that:
If you have been injured by toxic exposure on a construction site and a party other than your employer was at fault for the injury, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for compensation, in addition to the workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to receive.
The experienced Long Island workplace accident attorneys at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, help injured workers pursue the compensation and benefits they need to get their lives back on track. Our firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
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OSHA provides detailed information about 25 different chemicals and hazardous substances and the effects they can have on workers. In the construction industry, injury is commonly caused by exposure to a number of substances, such as the following:
Toxic exposure on construction sites can cause a wide variety of adverse health effects. Common injuries and illnesses resulting from this occupational hazard include:
If you are suffering from health problems caused by workplace toxic exposure, it is possible that a third-party – such as a manufacturer, importer, contractor or subcontractor – is responsible for your injuries. Our firm offers a free consultation to our prospective clients. We can help you determine if you may have a personal injury claim against a party other than your employer.
Exposure to toxic chemicals and hazardous substances can have long-term, life-altering effects on the lives of workers. At The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we have dedicated our practice to helping injured people obtain the compensation they deserve.
Our skilled legal team has more than 100 years of collective experience. We have a history of success in negotiating settlements and winning verdicts at trial for our clients. When you work with our firm, you can rest assured that we are dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.
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