In addition to the usual dangers present at construction sites, chemical substances become another threat to worker safety when they are improperly stored or handled. Chemical hazards can threaten the health and safety of workers when they are exposed to fumes, gases, dusts, or vapors. Chemicals can cause poisoning, asphyxiation, cancer, damage to internal organs, disfigurement, and burns.
Have you suffered from a preventable chemical burn at work? The Daspit Law Firm can help you pursue maximum compensation. Call us today at (888) 568-7176.
Burns are among the most painful types of injuries, both emotionally and physically. When the skin comes into contact with certain alkaloids, acids, or other caustic chemicals present in things like paint thinner, solvents, glues, cleaning supplies, and even wet cement, the result can be an incredibly painful burn that may have a delayed reaction. Inhalation of chemical substances may also cause severe damage to the lungs and throat.
Chemical burns range in severity. While some burns may only affect the top layer of the skin, others may penetrate much deeper and cause permanent scarring and disfigurement and possible nerve tissue damage. Extensive medical care is required to recover from these types of injuries, and may leave the victim partially or fully disabled.
If your burn injuries were caused by negligent handling and storing practices or other safety violations at your workplace, you might be eligible to receive disability benefits and coverage of medical treatment costs by filling out a workers’ compensation claim through your employer. If your employer lacks insurance, you may still be entitled to receive compensation for your medical care, lost working capacity, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more by filing a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a Dallas personal injury lawyer at The Daspit Law Firm. We can immediately begin investigating your accident to determine if you have grounds for legal recourse and can review which options are best suited to meet your particular needs.
To see if you have a case, please contact us today to get started with a free consultation.
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