Toxic substances, poisonous gases, irritants, and other workplace dangers can cause costly, painful, and life-long injuries and ailments. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries, diseases, illnesses, or damages of any kind as a result of work-related diseases or exposure to harmful substances, New Jersey occupational exposure lawyers at Camili & Capo, PA can help. Even if you have workers’ compensation coverage, our occupational exposure attorney in Passaic County, NJ can help you navigate the complexities of physical injury law, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and trial proceedings.
OSHA Standard 1910.1030 defines occupational exposure as reasonably anticipated contact with harmful or infectious materials or substances such as contaminated blood or hazardous chemicals. Even if dealing with such substances is part of your job description, that does not absolve your employer or other parties such as chemical product manufacturers, packagers, and transporters from safely producing, packaging, and transporting such substances. If they fail to do so, they can be liable for any resultant damages and losses that you sustain.
You have the right to work in a safe environment, and there are OSHA, federal, and state guidelines that your employer must follow to meet those standards. A failure to do so is a failure to protect your rights. We fight for victims of this negligence so that they are compensated for the losses they suffer as a result. Contact experienced New Jersey occupational exposure lawyers at our firm today to secure your financial well-being after suffering a workplace injury involving occupational diseases and injuries.
Here are a few examples of common occupational hazards and risks that can lead to serious illnesses, diseases, and injuries.
This non-exhaustive list paints a pretty stark picture: workplace dangers are all around us, and a single point of failure, a moment’s negligence, or intentionally ignoring important workplace safety protocols can lead to serious injuries or even death. You have the right to compensation if this happens to you, so call New Jersey occupational exposure lawyers at our firm today so that we can file an insurance claim and pursue your case while you focus on recovering.
Occupational exposure cases often involve one or more of the following health issues and injuries:
A failure to identify, diagnose, and treat these ailments can lead to irreparable damage to you and long-term pain and suffering for you and your family. An early occupational exposure medical diagnosis can potentially save your life and prevent long-lasting physical damage or illness.
Contacting an attorney with experience in occupational exposure claims is important for getting diagnosed, securing your physical and financial well-being, and protecting yourself from the long-term effects of work-related injuries and diseases.
Our team will:
We do this to ensure that you are compensated for:
We will also help protect you from retaliation by your employer, not to mention the delay and deny tactics of insurers who will strive to minimize or outrightly reject your claim. We will also represent you in court if your claim goes to trial.
Time is of the essence for occupational exposure and disease claims, so do not delay and contact our team today so that we can review your case, initiate an investigation, and file a claim if your situation warrants one.
If you were the only one affected, then it will be handled as a personal claim by you and you will file it with your employer’s insurer. However, if many people were affected, you may have to partake in a class action case for which an attorney may be even more necessary. In both cases, our team will represent you and will handle all of the legal and administrative steps required for filing, pursuing, and arguing your claim.
First and foremost, you should seek medical attention to diagnose your ailments. Next, you should contact an experienced disease claim attorney in Passaic County, NJ at our firm. You may face retaliation, threats, or termination by your employer if your employer suspects that you may have reason to file a claim for dangerous occupational exposure. Our team will be able to start investigating your case immediately, and we will gather evidence at an early stage to put together an airtight case for you. The earlier you act, the sooner you will be able to receive any treatments you may need. Even if you cannot leave work, speaking with an attorney early on can improve your chances of recovering compensation for the income you lost while you were ill or unable to work.
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