Posted: January 8, 2014
Your employer, your landlord and building owners are legally required to store chemicals and other substances that could be toxic in specific ways so as to limit their potential impact on the public. Despite such laws, however, in many cases, chemicals and toxic substances are left out in the open, and when this occurs, exposure to these chemicals can result in some serious and, at times, irreversible injuries, including (but not limited to):
- Lung damage
- Damage to the eyes
- Nerve damage
- Various types of cancer (depending on the toxic substance)
- Asbestosis (in the case of exposure to asbestos).
Dangerous Chemicals and Toxins
Although there are many different types of chemicals and toxic substances that can cause severe injuries, some of the most common ones that are found in workplaces and other locales include (but are not limited to):
- Dry cleaning solvents
- Paint products, like paint removers and spray paints
- Fuel products, like kerosene and gasoline
- Degreasers and lubricants
- Pesticides and bug sprays
- Various cleaning products, like oven cleaners, bathroom cleaners, drain cleaners, carpet cleaners and mechanical equipment cleaners.
When the person or entity responsible for the upkeep and safety of a building or location fails to properly store such chemicals and toxic substances, he or it can be held liable for any injuries that you or loved ones sustain as a result of being exposed to these substances. In fact, by pursing a personal injury lawsuit after exposure to chemicals or toxic substances, injured parties may be able to obtain compensation for their:
- Medical bills and ongoing treatment costs
- Permanent disfigurement, scarring and/or disabilities
- Lost wages (or permanent inability to work when applicable)
- Mental anguish.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered any type of injury after another party’s negligence has caused you to be exposed to chemicals, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including chemical injury lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.
For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.