Construction Accidents with Dangerous Chemicals

Bronx Attorneys Dedicated to Representing People Injured on the Job

The Jesse Minc Law Group is comprised of Bronx construction accident lawyers who help people injured in a wide variety of ways on the job fight for the full extent of compensation that they deserve, whether this involves a claim under the Labor Law or for workers’ compensation benefits, or a combination. Our clients include workers who have been seriously injured by exposure to dangerous chemicals on a construction site due to failures of those responsible to maintain a safe working environment and to provide workers with the proper safety equipment needed for adequate protection from construction safety hazards. We understand the stress that can come with being harmed at work. Our attorneys combine decades of experience and will tenaciously pursue compensation from all available sources following a construction accident with dangerous chemicals. We take the time to understand each client’s unique individual circumstances, and we have a strong history of successful results for the people whom we represent.

People who have worked on a construction site already know that work in the trades often poses a range of serious safety hazards, even if all of the appropriate safety precautions are taken. Handling, or being in the vicinity of, dangerous chemicals like alkali concentrates, acids and other solvents, adhesives, coatings and other concentrated products used on construction sites is quite often part of life on the job. The possibility of a spill, inhalation or direct contact with chemicals are risks that must be taken seriously, and those in positions of power on job sites are required to give their workers the safety equipment and tools to guard against these serious risks to life and limb. Risks to workers range from contraction of serious respiratory diseases to burns, blindness and other serious injuries that can leave a worker with a lifetime of pain, suffering, disability and medical bills if the proper safety precautions are not taken to protect them from these risks on the job.

In recognition of these serious risks associated with the handling and use of dangerous chemicals on construction sites, New York State has passed several laws designed to ensure the safety of workers, and to place the onus to provide the proper safety measures and equipment where it belongs: on the shoulders of the owners and general contractors of job sites who hold the power on construction sites and who are thus in the best position to ensure worker safety. In the context of accidents involving dangerous chemicals Labor Law Section 241(6) provides special protections to workers through Industrial Code Rules 23-1.7, 23-1.8 and 23-1.9, which, collectively, require that workers be provided with proper protective equipment (e.g., face shields, Tyvek suits, goggles, gloves and proper footwear), as well as washing facilities to mitigate the effects of exposure to dangerous chemicals on the job. If the owners and general contractors fail to comply with these important rules, and a worker is injured due to exposure to dangerous chemicals, they will be held responsible to compensate the worker for the full amount of his or her damages in a construction accident lawsuit.

Our attorneys have successfully obtained millions of dollars in compensation for workers who have been injured due to failures to provide these important safety measures regarding dangerous chemicals. Contact us today at (718) 354-8000 to learn whether or not your construction accident case qualifies for the important protections of the Labor Law.

Pursuing Compensation for Illnesses and Injuries Caused by Chemical Exposure

If you have been injured as a result of a construction accident with dangerous chemicals, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. The compensation typically available in New York personal injury cases includes money for medical bills, lost income, and any reduction in your future earning capacity resulting from the injury or illness. You can potentially seek pain and suffering damages as well. In the tragic case that a person in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City dies as a result of an injury or illness from exposure to chemicals, his or her spouse may have the right to seek compensation for the victim’s death.

New York law requires construction companies to maintain work sites in a reasonably safe manner. The law additionally requires construction companies to take certain specific steps to help ensure the safety of workers doing their jobs at elevation and people performing excavation and demolition tasks.

To get money damages for a construction accident with dangerous chemicals, you will need to show that the company knew or should have known about the threat of chemical exposure but failed to take adequate steps to address it. You also need to prove that you were exposed to a specific chemical that directly caused you to contract an illness or otherwise be injured.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Many construction site injuries are also covered by workers’ compensation benefits plans. This form of insurance compensates workers for medical bills and at least some missed wages. To obtain them, you need to show that your injury or illness “arose out of” your work.

Get Advice from a Construction Accident Attorney in the Bronx

The construction injury lawyers at the Jesse Minc Law Group are dedicated to helping clients get back on their feet after an injury on the job. Our attorneys have been successful in getting compensation or benefits, or both, in more than 95 percent of our cases so far. We limit the cases that we accept so that we can ensure personalized attention for each and every client. Our lawyers are also ready to assist injured workers with obtaining Medicaid and Medicare payments if they are eligible. We offer free consultations and can assist victims and families throughout Greater New York City, including in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. We usually do not charge a fee in our construction injury cases unless we are successful. Call us at (718) 354-8000 or contact us online. Se habla español.

Client Testimonials
When I got hurt after falling on a scaffold on a construction site, I could not work in construction anymore and did not know how I could support my family. I turned to Jesse Minc and I am very happy that I met him. He also discusses my case in Spanish with me when I want to, and that always made me feel comfortable. I believe that he is the best lawyer in New York City and I would recommend him to anybody who is injured. Hector Vargas, Bronx, New York
After I was very badly hurt in a construction accident and could not work anymore, I turned to Jesse Minc. I have had a lot of lawyers over the years, but he is the best I ever had. Because I was a member of Local 6A Concrete Workers Union, I lost a lot of benefits, my pension and income when I got hurt and he made sure I understood how I could recover what I had lost. He and his team have been a Godsend to me and my family, and I am so glad that I chose him to represent us. Luke Rosa, Bronx, New York
My experience with Jesse Minc's firm was very rewarding. I personally dealt with Jesse Minc, who was a class act as my lawyer. He was always on call with any questions or help I needed in the process of my lawsuit. Jesse recovered a high six figure sum for a slip and fall accident I endured. He got the case settled in a reasonable time. If you are in need of lawyers for a lawsuit in New York City I highly recommend Jesse Minc's firm, they got me a very high settlement and were there for me personally every step of the way. Thanks to all the lawyers and staff. Salvador Ruiz, Brooklyn, New York
When I got hurt on a construction site and could not work anymore, one of my brothers from the Concrete Workers Local 6A union recommended Jesse Minc to be my lawyer and I am very happy I picked him to represent me. He really does have the human touch that a lot of lawyers lack. I would recommend Jesse Minc to anyone injured in a construction accident because he will fight to the end of the earth for his clients. Joseph Toro, Bronx, New York