I was doing some side work for someone at their office and they were doing remodeling. I believe I was exposed to hazard materials. It is hard for me to breathe and after doing some research I found that the materials they were working with are hazardous. Do I have any recourse against them?
First, seek a medical opinion as soon as possible and follow your doctor's advice. Next, contact an attorney to discuss the legal implications--depending on the circumstances, there may be a case, either a civil suit or workers comp. How long ago did this happen? Keep in mind the time to file a claim is limited. Feel free to call me if you want to discuss.
YOu may have a workers' compensation case and/or a third party case against the third party, depending upon the facts. You also are dependent upon a doctor who can connect this exposure to your illness.
Definitely see a lawyer ASAP before doing anything else. This is a complex scenario and you need to have help unraveling it.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
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