ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & INJURIES
When corporations pollute the water, soil, air, or expose workers to toxic chemicals in the workplace, they not only harm the environment, they also threaten human health and damage the peace and livelihoods of surrounding landowners. Workers may become unable to do their jobs, and families can be forced out of their homes or lose a lifelong investment in their property. And while some toxic chemicals pose an immediate danger to human health, other substances may cause diseases that do not appear until years later. Children may be especially vulnerable.
At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we have experience representing workers, families, and property owners who have been exposed to unlawful contamination of the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the ground they live on. We know the laws enacted to protect the environment and your health. We use sound science to prove the source of contamination and the effects of toxic exposures. With this knowledge, we can obtain fair compensation for people whose health, safety, or property have been damaged by environmental contamination - individually, or as part of a class action.
While damages vary from case to case, our clients typically may recover compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, emotional distress, diminished property value, and loss of use and enjoyment of their property. Our environmental attorneys operate on a contingency basis. That means that we don't get paid unless we recover damages on your behalf.
If you believe your family or your property has been exposed to a harmful contaminant, we would like to hear from you. Like all legal claims, toxic torts and environmental claims have certain time limits for filing in court, so the sooner you know your rights, the better.