New York Occupational Illness Attorney
Although occupational illnesses can affect anyone, there are certain industries that carry a greater risk of occupational disease than others. Whether they result from exposure to industrial processes, regular handling of dangerous chemicals, or close interaction with animals, occupational illnesses are a serious concern. If a person develops an ailment because of the conditions of his or her job, the individual may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for the cost of treatment and recovery.
If your illness was caused by a lack of proper safety precautions at work, there may be legal options available to help you pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and even wages lost during recovery. To learn more about your options in moving forward with your claim, contact the New York occupational illnesses lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.
The Threat of Occupational Illnesses at Work
For many workers, their jobs put them dangerously close to potentially hazardous or unsanitary materials. If their employers fail to take the proper steps to prevent disease, these employees may suffer devastating health consequences. The following types of employer negligence have been linked with wide-ranging occupational illnesses:
- Failure to protect employees from excessive smoke or chemical gas inhalation
- Failing to provide meat packers with safety gear
- Not providing equipment to prevent dust inhalation in industries such as construction
- Failing to provide safety gear to miners to protect them from coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP), or black lung
- Not offering safety equipment to workers who handle common dermal irritants
An employer’s or manager’s lack of action or improper safety protocol may cost an employee his or her good health and ability to stay at work. This can lead to heavy financial burdens for the ill worker and his or her family.
A disease developed because of unsafe or unsanitary work conditions may be grounds for a lawsuit. If you are facing significant medical expenses or have lost your source of income because of a work-related illness, we may be able to help you pursuing the full compensation you deserve. For a free consultation regarding your claim, contact the New York occupational illnesses attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.