Examples Of Instances Of Chemical Exposure That Can Lead To A Personal Injury Claim


In the day-to-day life of an average person, there can be many situations in which there is a potential for chemical exposure. While most people will never be harmed by the chemicals they come in contact with indirectly, there can be situations in which people are injured because of chemical exposure that is no fault of their own. In the event you are injured by chemical exposure at a place of business, you may have the right to seek compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney. Here is a look at a few examples of instances when chemical exposure can lead to a personal injury claim. 

You visit a place of business and inhale toxic chemical fumes that cause you injury. 

The inhalation of the fumes that radiate from toxic chemicals can lead to acute lung or respiratory system injuries, but these events can also have negative repercussions on your respiratory system for the long term. Unfortunately, exposure to inhaled toxic fumes is some of the most common types of personal injuries that happen where toxic chemicals are concerned. If you walk into a store that has had some kind of chemical spill, and you inhale the resulting fumes, you may have a personal injury claim.

You sustain chemical burns on your body when chemicals are spilled on you as a customer.

Perhaps you visit a local nail salon, go to get your hair done, or even visit a pool chemical supply store. At some point during the visit, an employee working at the company spills chemicals on your body, and you sustain severe chemical burns because of it. Believe it or not, this kind of personal injury happens a lot, and the injuries sustained in these unfortunate incidents can be severe. 

You swallow chemicals unknowingly at a restaurant and it causes you harm.

The employees at a restaurant have a direct responsibility to make sure anything they serve to you as a customer is safe for consumption. Cross-contamination with some kind of chemical and food or a beverage does happen. For example, maybe a cleaning chemical is left inside a coffee mug, and the employee does not clean the cup properly. This can cause you to consume the chemical inadvertently, and you can face severe internal injuries as a result of the incident. The negligence in this type of situation is obvious, and a personal injury claim can be a relatively straightforward thing. 

To learn more about personal injury attorneys, contact a company like Siben & Siben LLP 


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