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New York Chemical Spills and Toxic Fumes Inhalation Accidents Can Be Deadly

Toxic spills, gas leaks, and hazardous chemical exposure can happen anywhere-on construction sites, industrial plants, tunnels, underground projects, home supply stores, hardware stores, gas stations, laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies, and even your own basement. There are many symptoms of toxic fumes inhalation:

  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Dizziness, headaches, and fatigue
  • Chemical burns on the skin
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Burning or itchy eyes
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fevers or chills

Every year in the U.S., 13 million workers are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals

While some of these effects may be felt immediately, others can take years to develop. You may have symptoms related to occupational chemical exposure years after you leave the job where you were exposed. Delayed symptoms can make it much more challenging to get a winning chemical exposure settlement or other compensation for your losses. That’s where an experienced attorney can make a significant difference.

If You Inhaled Chemical Fumes On the Job, Call Us Today

Sadly, many workers' comp insurance companies may downplay the health risks of chemical toxic fume inhalation, even telling employees they're just imagining it or that they'll feel fine in a day or so. Don't let them hand you a denied workers' compensation claim and think you have no recourse. You do—call relentless workers' comp attorneys who have been fighting for workers' rights in the New York City region for over 90 years, including representing union members. We'll pursue all the workers compensation benefits you have coming to you.

We can help you recover on every front, from choosing a doctor to collecting long-term disability payments. Call NYC work injury attorneys Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation today.