Have you suffered a chemical burn at work or due to someone else’s negligence?
Chemical burns can be quite traumatic, and often leave victims with lifelong scars or permanent disabilities. While these types of injuries frequently occur on the job, the truth is that they can happen anywhere. If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a chemical burn, please allow our personal injury lawyers in Dallas to review your case (free of charge) and explain what legal options are available to you. We’re available 24/7 at 1-800-ATTORNEY to take your call.
Common causes of chemical burns.
A person can suffer a chemical burn when he or she touches or otherwise comes into contact with a harmful or caustic chemical substance. This can occur in several ways which include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Touching a dangerous or harmful chemical substance.
- Coming into contact with clothing or objects that are tainted with the chemical.
- Respiratory burns due to inhalation or consumption.
- Chemical spills, chemical leaks, fires or explosions at a chemical plant or warehouse.
Many industrial jobs put workers in close proximity to dangerous chemicals. These jobs can include oil refining, oil and gas drilling (including fracking), construction, and of course those who work in chemical plants.
Some of the most common chemical burn injuries occur due to exposure to the following:
- Hydrofluoric acid
- Hydrochloric acid
- Muriatic acid
- Nitric acid
- Phosphoric acid
- Sulfuric acid
- Potassium hydroxide
- Sodium hydroxide
- Sodium hypochlorite
- Calcium hypochlorite
- Silver nitrate
- Battery acid
- Concrete mix
- And more…
Sometimes accidents happen, but the truth is that occupational chemical burns most often occur due to an employer’s disregard for employee safety. Your employer may be liable for your injuries if they fail to properly train employees to handle toxic materials or if they fail to follow OSHA regulations on toxic and hazardous substances.
You may be legally barred from filing a lawsuit against your employer if state-run workers’ compensation is available, but this is something that your personal injury attorney will investigate and explain to you.
Damages related to chemical burns.
Some of the symptoms a person might expect from a chemical burn include red or bluish skin and lips, problems breathing, seizures, feeling of weakness, abdominal pain, unconsciousness, itching, swelling and pain at the site of contact, rash and/or hives, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
Most chemical burns will leave the victim with permanent scars, disfigurement, and can sometimes lead to nerve and/or brain damage. You deserve to be compensated for for ALL damages related to your injury, and our attorneys will fight aggressively for every penny you deserve. You deserve to be compensated for medical bills (both past and future), any resulting lost wages, disfigurement, as well as pain and suffering.
If you have been injured as a result of chemical burns or exposure to dangerous chemicals, let us help you. Our Dallas personal injury lawyers can review your case and help you assess any compensation to which you are entitled. For a free consultation, email us via the form on this page or call our office toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.
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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.