If you have experienced health consequences as the result of chemical exposure, contact a personal injury attorney.
Chemical exposure is ingesting, touching, or breathing in any kind of toxic chemicals. People who are exposed to toxic chemicals can experience varying degrees of effects, depending on the chemicals. Minor reactions like skin rashes, burning sensation in the eyes, nose, or throat, or chest can occur. Major reactions might be being unable to breathe, fainting, coughing, convulsions, and even possibly death. Some chemicals cause temporary blindness and others can cause permanent blindness.
Toxic chemicals have become a part of industrialized society. Chemical exposure can happen at work or even at home. People are most at risk for toxic chemical exposure if they either live near or work at a facility or mine that uses large amounts of chemicals. Chemical exposure can also happen over time as the result of contact with a defective product. The consequences of long term exposure can be very serious. Some chemicals like asbestos, benzene, and vinyl chloride can cause cancer and can be fatal. Chemical exposure should be addressed legally in order to protect others from the harmful consequences of the chemicals in the future.
Types of Chemical Exposure and Health Concerns
- Exposure to welding rod fumes
- Asbestos exposure
- PCB exposure
- Chemical burns
- Radiation exposure
- Refinery accidents
- Benzene exposure
Types of Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawsuits
If you have experienced health consequences as the result of chemical exposure, contact a personal injury attorney. If the exposure happened at work, you may have to file a workers’ compensation claim instead of a personal injury lawsuit. If you are unable to return to your job you should be able to receive compensation for wage loss, medical expenses, and any disability that occurs as the result of the exposure. If a loved one or family member has died as the result of chemical exposure, the claim becomes a wrongful death suit.
You should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your options if you have been exposed to toxic chemicals. People who are exposed to toxic chemicals and now have medical issues, should contact a personal injury attorney right away. The type of lawsuit you will file depends on the type of exposure and where and how the exposure took place.
Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
If you or a loved one feel that you have a personal injury case, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Our office is located in St. Louis, MO but we handle personal injury cases throughout the entire state of Missouri. We are committed to providing justice to injured victims and their families. Schedule a free and private consultation by calling (314) 606-5870 or by filling out our free online consultation form.
Workplace Injury and Accident Causes
photo credit: eek the cat