Any type of job situation can unduly expose workers to dangerous chemicals; however, there are types of workplaces where chemical exposure becomes a part of daily life. Just because it is a known risk of the job does not mean that no one is liable if a worker becomes ill or injured.
At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., in Manalapan, we are aggressive in our pursuit of justice for New Jersey workers who have been affected by chemicals. With years of experience handling all types of workers’ compensation cases, we know how the system works, what your rights are and how to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Even when proper safety equipment is worn, workers can inhale or otherwise come into contact with very toxic chemicals. Paint, pesticides, mercury, benzene, lead, acids, solvents and a wide range of substances can affect workers. Injuries and illnesses can range from acute respiratory distress to long-term issues, such as emphysema, cancer and asthma. Chemicals that come into contact with a worker’s skin can cause burns and scars that require extensive medical care.
One of the most well-known toxic substances is asbestos. Though asbestos is not as widely used as it once was, due to its known carcinogenic properties, many individuals still are being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.
It may be possible to take action against a third party that manufactured a chemical or other material that resulted in exposure injuries. Our firm can thoroughly review your situation and determine the appropriate course of action to take.
We are here to help you move forward after an occupational exposure has impacted your life. To discuss your specific case and needs, call an attorney at the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., at 732-333-8942. You can also use our online form to schedule a consultation with our lawyer. We represent clients in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and throughout the state of New Jersey.