Should you suffer burns from exposure to chemicals on the job or while visiting a business, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. You do need to prove negligence on the part of someone else to sue for chemical burns in Phoenix.
Chemical exposure can result in extremely serious injuries for the victims. It is important to seek medical care after the injury, as a doctor can determine the severity of the injuries. The doctor also will set out a course of treatment that you can follow.
You could suffer a chemical burn almost anywhere. A faulty product could result in a chemical burn at home. Or you could suffer chemical exposure at your job, resulting in a serious burn. Some of the most common causes of chemical burns include:
Other incidents of exposure to hazardous chemicals may have occurred beyond those we have listed here.
Should you work at a business that manufactures chemicals or uses chemicals for any reason, you could suffer exposure. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, it is the duty of your employer to provide proper training to anyone who will be in the presence of chemical hazards and toxic substances to reduce the possibility of injury.
Employers also must provide protective gear to employees. Broken items that could lead to chemical exposure should be fixed immediately.
You have the right to file suit for chemical burns, even if the injury occurred at your place of employment. It is possible that the lawsuit could become a worker’s compensation case.
After a chemical burn, a victim could potentially suffer from a wide variety of injuries. Some of these injuries will cause significant health problems for the victim now and well into the future. Some common long-term injuries from chemical burn exposure may include:
Injuries other than what we have listed here could occur after a chemical burn. Victims may suffer emotional trauma and a loss of quality of life. Victims are eligible to receive compensation for any physical or psychological injuries.
After being exposed to chemicals, you may feel fine, so you might not seek medical treatment right away. However, some symptoms of chemical burns may not show up until later. These symptoms may include:
If you suffer any of these symptoms or if you feel ill after a chemical exposure, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. You need to have your chemical injuries diagnosed properly, and the doctor will document them for you.
To successfully sue after suffering a chemical burn injury, you need to prove negligence on the part of someone else. This proof requires four items to be true.
Fulfilling these four items establishes negligence on the part of another party, which will strengthen your chances of winning a lawsuit.
When you have been injured because of the negligence of another person, causing chemical burns on any part of your body, you have the right to receive compensation and sue for chemical burns in Phoenix, Arizona.
It is important to ensure that the business that caused your injuries is held responsible for its negligence. Sometimes, the only way a business makes changes to how it operates is when a third party steps in and points out unsafe conditions.
Zanes Law will fight for the rights of victims in chemical burn cases. Call us today in Phoenix at (833)-629-7684. We can explain the process of suing after a chemical burn. The consultation and sign-up can all be done in one phone call, and we can meet with you at your home or hospital room, wherever is convenient for you. Contact us as soon as possible, and we will be ready to stand by your side throughout the process.