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Toxic Exposure Accident Compensation

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.

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.

It might be challenging to navigate through your legal options in your work-related toxic exposure accident case. Thus, a toxic exposure accident lawyer provides legal services to individuals who have been injured as a result of a toxic exposure accident and increases your chances to obtain the biggest compensation in accordance with the law. We will investigate, document, negotiate, litigate, and represent your toxic exposure case in New York City and Long Island.

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Workers at Risk of Toxic Exposure We Represent

Various chemical elements, preparations, and chemical agents are an integral part of the industrial development. They are designed to improve people’s lives. However, when working with these chemical substances, people often become victims of toxic exposure and intoxication in the workplace. The 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!

Toxic Exposure Accident Types

Bicycle accidents are unexpected like any accident, and can happen anytime with any biker, experienced or not. There are various types of bike accidents that can occur and unfortunately result in personal injuries for bicycle workers.

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 cycling practices and follow traffic laws 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

Common Toxic Exposure Injuries

For many New Yorkers, toxic exposure is rare. However, certain fields exposure workers to a higher risk of toxins. Thus, you are susceptible to different forms of injuries:


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, 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.

Regardless if you were totally to blame for the accident, workers’ compensation in NYC is a no-fault system. No party is to blame, which means you can get workers’ compensation benefits after a personal toxic exposure accident. We’ll make sure to collect all necessary evidence/documents for a high successful case win.

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer! If you were hurt on the job, call us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. Our experienced toxic exposure accident lawyers in NYC are ready to help you get the fair compensation you deserve!

We handle all complex cases, get a free case review/consultation. And you pay no fees until you win your case! Call our office today or use our contact form and let us help you get justice!

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.

Call now and get a free toxic exposure accident legal consultation and case evaluation. Pay nothing unless your case is won!

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