Pollution illnesses are caused when toxic contaminants are dumped in the water, air, or on land, whether negligently or purposefully. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversee emissions, as well as disposal of pollutants and toxic chemicals. Strict U.S. laws are meant to ensure that we do not become ill or suffer personal injury by harmful chemicals that are often by-products of manufacturing that are emitted or dumped at the workplace, at home, or in public areas.
Despite the EPA and OSHA’s efforts, pollution accidents still impact innocent people when they are injured or contract illnesses because of exposure to improper storage and spills of toxic chemicals, explosions, illegal dumping of hazardous waste, or toxic smoke from chemical fires. Pollution accidents can cause serious illnesses, such as various cancers, respiratory diseases, skin diseases, and birth defects in children. Unlike other types of accidents, it can take years for symptoms of an illness caused by pollution to manifest. Because of that, many people believe they don’t have firm evidence to link an illness to the root cause. But they also don’t realize that often they are not the only people affected, and that others have been poisoned as well. If you’ve contracted an illness due to a pollution or toxic accident, it is your right to be compensated for the hardship you’ve experienced.
The attorneys at Lemberg & Associates have the resources to investigate the cause, take on the responsible party, and bring you the justice you deserve for the pain and suffering you are experiencing. Complete the form to the right for a free case evaluation.