Dust and Fume Injuries
Construction work can be a dangerous profession with many risks. The list of health hazards involved in construction work is lengthy and can include, but is not limited to, falls, cuts, burns, electrocutions and more. Other dangers, though, are less obvious and not as easily foreseen. One of the chief dangers is prolonged exposure to harmful dust, fumes, gases and vapors. Since many of these health hazards aren’t visible to the naked eye, it is easy to fall victim to them. It is far from uncommon for exposure to these dangerous substances to result in chronic illness, serious injury, disability, and sometimes even death. Examples of hazardous fumes and dust would be: lead, silica, cadmium, carbon monoxide, welding fumes and spray paint. Since exposure to dangerous chemicals or fumes is not as obvious cuts, bruises or broken bones, it can be harder to prove, which is why help from a legal professional such as a construction site injury lawyer at Altman & Altman may be necessary and beneficial. Our lawyers can walk you through the legal process and make sure you understand your rights. We can help you get the justice you deserve and will work endlessly to get you the best outcome possible for your case.
A vast array of construction workers and contractors are exposed to excessive amounts of hazardous dust and fumes. Drywall installers frequently inhale plaster dust; Carpet layers are exposed to glue vapors; Roofers are exposed to tar; Drillers and excavating and loading machine operators are exposed to silica dust; Pipe-fitters face exposure to lead fumes; Insulation workers face contact with asbestos; Painters experience excessive contact with spray paint fumes and solvent vapors. The list is endless, and virtually no area of the profession is shielded from these dangers.
If you or a loved one has sustained a work injury related to the inhalation of a harmful substance or any other workplace hazard, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced Construction Site Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to understand your rights and options.Greater Boston Construction Site Injury Lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP
For over 40 years, the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been representing injured workers with great success throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and will seek compensation on your behalf through a Personal Injury Lawsuit and/or a Workers' Compensation Claim.
At Altman & Altman LLP, our lawyers will be clear and direct with you. We will create the perfect strategy based on the facts and circumstances of your case. With decades of experience, we have a thorough understanding of the law and its intricacies. We will explore every avenue available and will handle every aspect of your Lawsuit and Workers' Compensation Claim in order to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Our dedicated Greater Boston Construction Site Injury Lawyers provide our clients with the zealous advocacy that they deserve, and we approach every case with passion and eagerness.
If you or a loved one has become sick or injured from inhaling dust or fumes, please Contact Us to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced Attorneys. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Call our outstanding professionals at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or Contact Us Online for a free consultation. Our attorneys and staff are fluent in a variety of different languages. All consultations are completely confidential.