Exposure to chemicals and toxins can cause you to become very sick and can lead to fatal environmental injuries. Unfortunately, Floridians are regularly exposed to hazardous substances at work or because individuals and companies don’t live up to their obligations for safe storage and disposal.
If you or a loved one experiences an environmental injury, you need to understand your legal rights and file a legal claim to get compensation for damages. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has extensive experience representing victims harmed by toxic exposure. Call today to schedule your free consultation with a Florida environmental injury lawyer who can help you.
Exposure to toxic chemicals or hazardous materials at work or in the environment can cause serious physical and mental problems, including but not limited to:
These are just some examples of different health issues that can result when exposed to hazardous substances at home, at school or at work.
If you are exposed to toxins or chemicals, it is important to determine who is responsible. In some cases, your injury will occur at work and you may receive workers’ compensation benefits including disability income and payment of medical bills. Victims exposed at work cannot sue employers, but can take legal action and make a personal injury or wrongful death claim against others responsible for exposure, such as asbestos manufacturers.
Victims may also be exposed to substances that cause environmental injury as a result of dangerous products in their home; landlords who fail to provide a safe environment; construction crews that do not take steps to limit exposure to asbestos or other hazards; or companies that do not properly secure and store toxins.
A Florida environmental injury attorney can help victims determine who is liable and pursue a claim for compensation. Contact Steinger, Iscoe & Greene at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Okeechobee today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help you.