Toxic chemicals can be very dangerous. As a result, people who work with these substances must follow strict requirements for storage, handling, and disposal. Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to these rules, exposing Fresno residents to dangerous chemicals. If you are exposed to a toxic substance and believe that someone else’s negligence is to blame, the attorneys at Freedman Law can help. Our Fresno chemical exposure lawyers can help you hold the at-fault party accountable and secure the justice that you deserve.
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What Injuries Are Caused By Chemical Exposure?
Harsh, abrasive chemicals can cause severe harm to the human body. Physical contact with these substances can lead to chemical burns, permanent scarring, and severe pain and nerve damage. Inhaling a chemical can lead to lung damage, irritation, and breathing issues. Long-term exposure often results in serious illnesses.
Injuries caused by toxic chemicals include, but are not limited to, the following.
Painful skin rashes
Damage to the immune system
Neurological problems, such as memory loss
Internal organ issues, such as kidney damage
Your Legal Options After Toxic Chemical Exposure
If you are exposed to a toxic chemical, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you could file a lawsuit against a negligent party, or you can file a workers’ compensation claim for on-the-job injuries.
Premises Liability Lawsuit: Fresno property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises, which includes the proper storage of chemicals. If someone stores or disposes of toxic chemicals improperly on his or her property and you were exposed to the substances, you could file a lawsuit against the owner. You could also pursue a business or homeowner’s insurance claim.
Workers’ Compensation Claim: All California employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, regardless of size. If you are exposed to a toxic chemical on the job, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits for medical expenses, wage replacement, and permanent disability.
Product Liability Lawsuits: Some products contain dangerous defects that expose consumers to toxic substances, such as medications, paint, and appliances. If you believe that a defective product is responsible for your injury, you could file a claim against the manufacturer, distributor, and/or retailer. A defective product attorney in Fresno can assess your case and help you explore your legal options.
Understanding what to do after chemical exposure can be difficult, but Freedman Law can help. Our toxic chemical exposure attorneys can work closely with you to identify the cause of the exposure and gather the evidence that you need to prove your right to compensation.
Call the Fresno Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawyers at Freedman Law Today
If you were exposed to a toxic chemical, you may be eligible for legal action. In these situations, the attorneys at Freedman Law can help you hold the negligent parties accountable and secure the settlement that you deserve. Reach out online or call 559-447-9000 to schedule your consultation with a Fresno toxic chemical exposure attorney.