Toxic chemicals are used in many industries to create products we use every day. Toxic chemical exposure poses a risk to employees, their families, consumers and the community. Some of the most common ways people are exposed to toxic chemicals include:
Dangerous chemicals can be leaked into the environment through acts of carelessness, improper disposal or large spills. People living, attending school or working near facilities that utilize or produce chemicals are at risk of exposure
Chemicals are widely used in many products we use every day including cleansers, detergents, herbicides and insect repellents. Products have been recalled due to adverse health effects related to toxic chemical exposure.
Employers are required by OSHA to protect employees from chemical hazards at work but inevitably there are incidents of exposure. Some industries where exposure to chemicals is common include:
- Automotive Repair
- Chemical Manufacturers
- Coal Mining
- Paint Manufacturing
- Plastics Manufacturing
- Petroleum Industry
- Railroad Workers
- Rubber Manufacturing
- Steel Production
Types of Toxic Chemical Exposure
A Toxic Chemical Exposure Lawsuit
Toxic chemical exposure cases fall under a particular type of personal injury lawsuit known as Toxic Tort. A toxic tort is a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claims that exposure to a chemical caused the plaintiff’s injury or disease. In a toxic tort case, the precipitating event can be the release of some harmful substance from an industrial or commercial facility that causes personal injury and/or property damage to individuals or landowners in the vicinity of the release.
A lawsuit is often necessary to maximize the settlement value of your case since often the defendants in toxic chemical exposure cases are well-funded corporations. These cases are highly complex and require the support of qualified medical evidence to support claims for damages.
Learn more about Typical Financial Restitution in Toxic Tort Cases
Experienced Toxic Chemical Exposure Attorney
The Dysart Law Firm P.C. is committed to helping those who have been injured due to toxic chemical exposure. Our firm has gone against some of the world’s largest corporations to obtain compensation for victims of corporate negligence. If you or a loved one have been injured due to toxic chemical exposure please contact us now at 888.586.7041.