Do You Need a Benzene Exposure Lawsuit Attorney?
Most people never think that their job will have lifelong consequences on their health. However, the effects of benzene exposure can devastate workers and their families. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we understand how overwhelming a benzene related cancer diagnosis can be and want you to focus on what matters most—your health.
Leave the legal aspects of your case to our experienced Pennsylvania benzene exposure attorneys. We are available 24/7 at 412-394-1000.
How Long Do Pennsylvania Benzene Exposure Claims Take?
Benzene Exposure cases have specific time periods in which they can be filed. In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the time of diagnosis or two years from the time of a loved one's death to file a mesothelioma lawsuit or lung cancer lawsuit.
Once filed, the claim generally moves faster than many other lawsuits. Most are settled before they reach court, but if they do go to court, they often move quickly because of the serious effects the illness has on the plaintiff’s health.
Each case is different, however, and an experienced toxic exposure attorney can tell you what to expect during your lawsuit. If you or a loved one has a benzene related cancer or was exposed to benzene, we can help you determine if you have a case and explain your legal options.
Often, a benzene exposure may also result in a workers’ compensation case or a case that can now be brought against your employer if there is not a remedy under the workers’ compensation act. Workers’ Compensation cases have a three-year statute of limitations and a 120-day employer notice requirement. Cases against an employer which are not workers’ compensation cases, have the same two-year statute of limitations as a claim against the manufacturer of the toxic substance.
What is the Average Benzene Exposure Lawsuit Settlement?
It is difficult to give an average amount of time for a benzene exposure settlement. This is because it depends on factors such as:
- Your medical history and diagnosis
- The number of defendants
- Proof of the defendant's negligence
- Where the claim is filed
It also depends on your lawyer. That is why it is so important to make sure you hire an attorney with the experience and qualifications to build the strongest case possible. These types of cases are worth pursing and, in many instances, the manufacturer of the benzene containing product knew when they developed and sold the product that the end user could become injured by its use. Just like no two cases are identical, no two law firms are either. Find the fit that is best for you. Our free legal consultations make it easy for you to get to know our firm. Contact us by phone, chat, or online form
Time is critical, which is why we are available 24/7 at 412-394-1000.
Who Is at Risk of Developing Benzene Related Cancer?
Only very minimal benzene exposure is safe, and unfortunately, working conditions in many occupations mean that workers have been over exposed to the deadly substance. The following are just some of the workers who are most at risk of developing benzene related diseases:
- Foundry workers
- Aircraft mechanics
- Chemical Workers
- Petroleum Workers
- Coke Plant Workers
- Gas and Oil Well Workers
Exposure from benzene can be from many things, such as:
- Washing hands and tools with benzene or materials containing benzene.
- Working in certain processes and units at refineries or chemical plants.
- Working on ships loading, unloading, and sampling cargo containing benzene.
Using products such as Liquid Wrench, and Kutzit, Klean Kutter, and other paint strippers and consumer products which contained significant amounts of benzene.
Please also note that exposure to BENZENE may permit you to file a claim for the development of the following diseases:
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Aplastic Anemia
- Refractory Anemia
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (B-Cell Lymphoma or Follicular Lymphoma)
Speak to a Pennsylvania Benzene or Toxic Exposure Lawyer Today
Our team of lawyers at Edgar Snyder & Associates in Pittsburgh, Altoona, Johnstown, and Harrisburg fight to make sure benzene and toxic exposure cases are handled carefully, efficiently, and effectively. When our firm is on your side, you can feel confident that your case will be given the attention and time it deserves.
We are available 24/7 for free, no obligation legal consultations. Time matters in asbestos claims, so get in touch with us today. And remember, "There's never a fee unless we get money for you."