Edwardsville Chemical Exposure Lawyer

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If you or a loved one suffered injuries related to chemical exposure, you may be entitled to compensation through a toxic tort lawsuit. Contact TorHoerman Law today to get a free, no-obligation case consultation from an experienced Edwardsville chemical exposure lawyer and discuss your legal options.

You can also use our chatbot to receive a free, instant online case evaluation to find out if you qualify for compensation right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common signs of chemical exposure include:

  • Rashes
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Abrasions
  • Burns
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Chest Pain

Common chemical exposure locations include:

  • Factories
  • Construction sites
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Processing Plants
  • Home

If you were exposed to a hazardous chemical and were subsequently diagnosed with a chemical exposure injury, you may qualify for a toxic tort lawsuit.

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Exposed to a Dangerous Chemicals?

Toxic chemicals exposure can happen in the workplace, at home, or even around the Edwardsville community. It is not only important for workplaces to provide safe environments, but for all organizations and individuals, including the government of the city, state, and country you live in and your own home. Exposure can lead to a number of adverse effects ranging from temporary injuries, permanent damage, and even serious & fatal injuries. If you have been exposed to a dangerous chemical or material in the Edwardsville area and  were subsequently diagnosed with a chemical exposure injury, an Edwardsville chemical exposure injury lawyer from TorHoerman Law may be able to help you get compensated for the damages that you incurred.  

Common Exposure Locations

Toxic exposure is more common in the workplace than most would like to think, especially if you work with chemicals or hazardous materials. The number of illnesses caused by skin contact with chemical is not known, but it is estimated that there are “60,000 deaths and 860,000 occupational illnesses per year in the U.S.”, and if skin exposure is even a small percentage of that statistic, there is an alarming number of individual members of the trades affected. If injured at work, you may file an Edwardsville worker’s compensation claims instead. While this may eliminate your ability to file a chemical exposure lawsuit, it will allow you to receive compensation for the injuries you suffered at work as a direct result of your employer’s negligence and the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Chemicals can be present in your local community, especially if there are operating plants or factories around your residence. Chemical exposures can be accidental or intentional, but the consequences are still the same – there is a significant health risk for members of the community. If you live near a factory of any type in southern Illinois, it is important to be aware of the risks. There are regulating bodies that are tasked with the job of monitoring and supervising the companies to ensure there are no errors that could put the community at risk. Even present in the products that we use, food and drink, or cleaning products can cause chemical exposure. For instance, if a child accidentally ingests a cleaning product such as bleach, the immediate effects of chemical exposure can be deadly. Medical treatment would need to be administered right away. There are other types of exposure, too, such as chemicals in prescription drugs that can cause injuries, all of which can happen at home. Unfortunately, chemical exposure is not uncommon because of the prevalence of chemicals in our environments, whether that be at work, in the community, or in our own homes. However, there are precautions that can be taken to ensure minimum exposure and risk. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, compiled a list of safety tips to reduce your risk. Learn more here.  

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains strict guidelines and regulations to reduce the number of chemical exposures in the workplace. An employer is required to adhere to the guidelines, and if they fail to ensure your or your coworker’s safety, they could not only be subjected to individual chemical exposure lawsuits but fines and penalties from the U.S. government. If you have questions about the steps your employer takes to protect you and others from chemical exposures, speak with your direct supervisor.  

Chemical Exposure Lawsuit

Any individual who suffers an injury due to unknown exposure to a dangerous substance can file a chemical exposure lawsuit. A toxic tort lawsuit is essentially the same — any person(s) who have been unknowingly exposed to dangerous chemicals or materials due to another party’s negligence or inaction — can file a toxic tort lawsuit. An Edwardsville chemical exposure lawyer will help you receive compensation for the injuries you have suffered in a personal injury lawsuit. Since these injuries can be severe, compensation may be necessary for your recovery, and can also include compensation for wages lost during recovery, medical bills, the cost of rehabilitative care, and emotional distress.  

TorHoerman Law, Edwardsville Chemical Exposure Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to chemical exposure, you may qualify for compensation through a toxic tort lawsuit. Contact an experience chemical exposure lawyer from TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation to find out if you qualify today. TorHoerman Law is an Edwardsville personal injury law firm that is nationally recognized for our winning history in major toxic tort litigations. Learn how TorHoerman Law can help you.  

“Chemicals.” Global Health Observatory (GHO) Data, World Health Organization, 3 Nov. 2017, http://www.who.int/gho/phe/chemical_safety/en/.

“Dermal Exposure.” Occupational Safety and Health Administration, United States Department of Labor, http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/dermalexposure/index.html.

“How to Reduce Your Exposure to Chemicals at Home, Work, and Play.” Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/public/docs/How%20to%20Reduce%20Your%20Exposure%20to%20chemicals%20at%20home%20work%20and%20play%20fs.pdf.

“Protecting America’s Health.” American Public Health Association, http://apha.org/-/media/files/pdf/factsheets/federal_chemical_safety_system.ashx?la=en&hash=93D740CEDB01E308FA1A5ACF08B627AB2AB5C42F.

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