Many individuals across Florida and nationwide become exposed to dangerous chemicals and toxins in a variety of circumstances, which can lead to severe illness, serious medical conditions, and even death in some cases. Whether exposure to these substances occurs in the context of a workplace setting or in one’s own neighborhood, the consequences can be deadly for all affected individuals.
When such injuries result from the negligence of any employer, individual, business or government agency, such as when they don’t abide by the proper rules and procedures for the safe storage or disposal of toxic chemicals, the injured party may have a cause of action against the responsible party. The environmental injury attorneys of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene have the experience and knowledge necessary to represent you in these often complex legal claims. Our Okeechobee lawyers will work toward a swift and effective resolution of your environmental injury claim, leaving you to focus on regaining your health.
Individuals who are exposed to toxins, chemicals, and other hazardous materials often are at high risk of serious injury or illness, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, these situations are all too common in Florida and across the nation. Some harmful substances that can potentially harm you and your family include but are not limited to:
Exposure to these substances or other contaminated substances, particularly over a long period of time, can lead to serious diseases and medical conditions, such as cancer, respiratory problems, cognitive and neurological impairments, and birth defects for the children whose mothers experience exposure while pregnant. You can learn more about toxic substances and the laws that relate to them through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which operates various regulatory programs that govern and enforce state and federal laws related to air resources, water resources, and waste management. If you or a family member has been exposed to any toxic substances or contamination in Okeechobee and then developed a serious medical condition, contact an environmental injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for a professional assessment of your potential injury claim.
The first step to making a legal claim for damages in an environmental injury case is to determine who is responsible for exposure to the toxins that led to your injuries. These parties may range from chemical manufacturers and construction companies who do not correctly seal their work sites to landlords who do not maintain their properties and companies who do not properly dispose of their chemical waste. In some cases, an employer may be partially responsible for an employee’s exposure to toxic chemicals, but the workers’ compensation program is designed to take care of your injuries and expenses in that type of situation. Once we have identified one or more responsible parties and fully documented all of your exposure-related expenses, we can move forward with filing a claim for damages with the responsible party’s insurance company.
Contact the environmental injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene today, and learn how we can make a difference in your life. We are available for a free legal consultation in Okeechobee at your convenience.