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Commonly Used Toxic Substances

On construction sites, the use of toxic substances is a frequent occurrence.  There are many tasks that require adhesives, paints, or other chemicals that could be considered dangerous when they come in contact with a person or are mixed with certain other chemicals and substances. Construction sites, which are already dangerous, become even more so when certain commonly used toxic substances are being used on the site.

The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, are experienced with all types of construction injury claims.  If you have been contact with a dangerous substance, a New York exposure to toxic substances lawyer may be helpful in fighting for financial compensation.  Contact our offices at 866-LAWS-USA to discuss the details of your case with an attorney today.

Recognizing the Dangers

There are many tasks on construction sites that require the use of materials that may be hazardous.  Depending on the project at hand, a person may be required to utilize many different substances that are potentially dangerous.  These may include:

  • Acids
  • Solvents
  • Petroleum products
  • Pesticides
  • Sealants
  • Concrete
  • Paints
  • Cleaners
  • Polishers

Although using toxic substances such as these is not considered reckless, not following proper safety guidelines, providing necessary safety equipment, or training employees in safe uses of these substances is. Thus, when an employer or property owner fails to provide a safe construction site for workers, they may be held responsible under New York labor laws, section 241-6.

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With an attorney on your side, you may be able to file for financial compensation as a way of alleviating the costs of your injury.  To find out more about your options, contact a New York exposure to toxic substances attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, at 866-LAWS-USA.

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