Exposure to asbestos and other cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace can have life-altering effects, but it is a reality that many New Yorkers face every day. If you are coping with a cancer diagnosis you believe is the result of a job you currently are in, or you previously held, you may be able to obtain workers' compensation benefits. You may also be able to pursue a claim against the owner of the building or worksite where your exposure occurred, or the manufacturer of the product that contained the dangerous substances.
At Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., we offer decades of experience in handling complex workers' compensation claims, and we utilize our vast knowledge of New York's workers' compensation laws to argue the facts of your case. You have rights, and we are there to help you enforce them.
Cancer And The Workplace
Statistically, workers in some professions are more likely to develop cancer than those in others. Many of our clients work as electricians, contractors, welders or construction workers, or in other industrial settings where exposure to deadly chemicals is more likely to occur. We frequently handle cases involving:
- Lung cancer
- Throat cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colon cancer
It is also important to understand that some of these cancers may not appear until several years after the exposure occurred.
Proving Your Claim
To prove that your employer failed in his or her duty to protect you from harmful materials, you must typically show two things. First, you must demonstrate that the exposure did, in fact, occur at your place of employment. Second, you must be able to demonstrate that your cancer was a direct result of this exposure.
Our attorneys are skilled investigators who assist you in finding the evidence you need to justify your claim. We aggressively represent your rights, and we are not afraid to face off with large corporations in a courtroom.
We Advocate For You
Our lawyers assist clients throughout Queens, New York, and surrounding areas in New York and New Jersey. Contact one of our six offices for a free initial consultation by calling 800-671-4927 or by getting in touch online.