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Toxic Exposure Accident Personal Injury Attorney

What to Do if You Sustained Health Damages or Injuries Due to
Work-Related Toxic Exposures in New York City and Long Island

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Toxic Exposure Accident Third-Party Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are a New York City or Long Island worker who, in the scope of your professional work, has suffered an accidental toxic exposure – this is unfortunate. Know that you might have a right to compensation for your personal injuries and losses under New York State workers’ compensation law.

Toxic exposure injury from a third-party such as through a construction contractor, or accidental fumes visting an office building can result in a compensation claim! Thus, the Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC stands by your side.

The goal of our toxic exposure accident lawyers is to help injured persons obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. We will investigate, document, negotiate, litigate, and represent your toxic exposure case in New York City and Long Island.

File A Personal Injury Claim After a Toxic Exposure Accident

Each case is different! Submit us a message using our contact form or call us at 718-362-3180 for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.

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Who Do We Represent in Toxic Exposure Accidents?

When working with the chemical substances, people often become victims of toxic exposure and intoxication. Various work with third-parties can result in juries if the third-party isn’t careful enough. Workers most commonly affected by toxic exposure, which we represent, include the following professions:

Utility Workers

Working with various tasks in boiler rooms, electrical panels, etc. exposes them to the possibility of toxic fumes

First Responders

Emergency cases dealing with toxins and substances can expose them through smell and touch

Laboratory Workers

Working with various chemicals and substances in labs or hospitals

Gas Station Workers

Filling cars and gas tanks with oils that expose them to gas fumes

Steel or Rubber Factory Workers

Rubber and steel making releases fumes and toxins that can cause internal injuries

Construction Workers

Workers that have to paint or use chemicals for certain projects can be exposed

Aerospace Industry Workers

These workers manufacture and build parts for crafts utilizing machinery and chemicals

Waste Disposal Workers

Waste disposal workers use chemicals and other substances to remove waste and treat waters

Custodial Worker

Whether in hospitals, buildings, etc. these workers use various chemicals and substances to clean

Others (call us to find out!)

If you feel you are part of this group, please call us and we can discuss options!

NYC Toxic Exposure Worker Accidents

Toxic exposure accidents working with third parties are rare, but may happen at any time. Working with careless subcontractors or in a house filled with dangerous chemicals can result in dangerous accidents. Here are just a few examples The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC deals with on a daily basis. It’s important to always prioritize safe practices and follow policies to minimize the risk of accidents.

Chemical Spill

Chemical spills in bodies of water or on factory floors where people work may cause toxic exposure if touched or inhaled

Fires and Explosions

Fires and explosions involving hazardous materials can release toxic particles, debris, or fumes into the air causing exposure

Industrial Accident

Accidents in various settings such as chemical plants and production facilities may cause toxic fumes to spread

Home Hazards

Inspection workers and other home laborers can be exposed to molds, asbestos, or lead which can lead to a severe toxic exposure

Medical Errors

Various medical substances can accidentally fall, spill, or be improperly stored causing harm to workers and exposing them to toxins

Other Toxic Exposure Accidents

Other accidents involving toxic exposure and contamination

Toxic Exposure Personal Injuries That Can Occur

For many New Yorkers, toxic exposure is rare. However, certain fields expose workers to a higher risk of toxins, thus resulting in various injuries such as:


Various toxins can lead to acute poisoning causing dizziness, vomiting, headaches, and in severe cases even death

Respiratory Problems

Toxic particles in the air can irritate the airways and lungs making it harder to breath and cause lifelong injury

Reproductive Problems

Especially for women, toxic exposure can damage their reproductive organs making it harder for them to give birth or conceive

Chronic Conditions

Some toxins when exposed can lead to lifelong chronic diseases such as kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Neurological Effects

Certain toxins such as lead and mercury can lead to cognitive impairment mood problems, nerve damage, and more


Prolonged exposure to various toxins such as asbestos can cause internal damage leading to lung cancer, mesothelioma, and more

Psychological Effects

Being exposed to toxins which can result in disease and other problems can cause mental distress to people which can lead to depression


Unfortunately, some toxic exposure accidents result in death to the victim

Personal Injury Benefits for Toxic Exposure Victims

If you are someone who works in a field where toxic exposure is at high risk and you feel as though you may have been exposed at work through the fault of a third party, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to personal injury insurance which has your back covered in case of a toxic exposure accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Hiring a Workplace Personal Injury Attorney

Third-party personal injury claims can be overwhelming when doing the process yourself. Furthermore, when you are assessing the relationship between workers’ compensation and third-party claims, it can be complex and the circumstances in your case could differ. Should this happen, it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer with the knowledge and experience to review your case. 

Contact our personal injury lawyers here at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian! Call us now or fill out our contact form to receive a free personal injury legal consultation and case review! By hiring us, we will advocate for your rights and get you the maximum compensation that your justice deserves. 

Queens-based NYC Workers’ Compensation Attorney Edmond Hakimian

Edmond J. Hakimian, Esq.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney
in New York City & Long Island

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC. represents knowledge and years of experience advocating for our New York City and Long Island clients in the area of workers’ compensation, work injury compensation, personal injury compensation, social security disability, as well as legal protection for uninsured employers.

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