Jackson Chemical Exposure Lawyer
Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause serious damage to your health. It can occur at work, at home, or through dangerous drugs or defective products. If you or your loved one has been injured by chemical exposure, contact the Jackson chemical exposure attorneys at The Penton Law Group, PLLC right away. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your injuries and determine if you have a claim for compensation.
Why Choose The Penton Law Group?
- Our lawyers have been representing injured people for over a decade.
- We focus our practice exclusively on personal injury law – It is all we do.
- We limit our caseload to ensure that every client receives the attention they deserve.
- We are available 24/7 to discuss your questions or concerns.
Why You Need a Chemical Accident Attorney
Chemical exposure claims are complicated cases involving complex medical and legal issues. Our Jackson chemical accident attorneys are experienced and have your best interest in mind when pursuing your claim.
How Chemical Exposure Occurs
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) states that exposure to a toxic chemical can occur in multiple ways, including:
- Workplace exposure: Workers exposed to harmful chemicals in the course of performing their jobs may face a much higher risk of developing a debilitating or life-threatening disease.
- Home exposure: Leaks or spills of toxic chemicals that contaminate air, water or food can expose individuals in their homes and communities. Some victims become ill because of second-hand exposure when a family member is exposed to toxic chemicals on the job.
- Consumer products: Certain products can expose consumers to harmful chemicals and risks. When the manufacturer fails to provide adequate safety warnings and clear instructions for safe use, consumers may suffer injury.
- Pharmaceuticals:“Big Pharma” tends to prioritize profits over safety, which means that toxic drugs are on the market. Numerous FDA approved medications have caused serious injuries with little to no warning to consumers.
Types of Chemical Exposure
No matter where or how it occurs, exposure to toxic chemicals can cause serious injuries and health issues, including burns, respiratory problems and cancer. Injury can result from exposure to a wide variety of chemicals, including:
- Carbon monoxide
- Lead paint
Who Is Liable?
Determining liability for chemical exposure injuries can be a complicated process. Potentially liable parties may include:
- Manufacturers or suppliers of toxic products. Under the legal doctrine of strict product liability, you do not need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent, only that the product was unreasonably dangerous.
- Contractors and other users of toxic substances. For example, a negligent contractor working on your home who exposes you to asbestos may be responsible for injuries you suffer.
- Property owners who failed to remove hazardous chemicals from their premises may be sued for breaching their legal duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition.
- Third parties, other than the injured worker’s employer, who failed to take proper safety precautions to protect workers from chemical exposure on the job. If your employer is the responsible party, workers’ compensation may be your only option.
Contact Us Today
Chemical exposure can cause serious injuries and long-term health consequences for the victim. If you have been injured by chemical exposure through someone else’s negligence, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi to schedule a free consultation at (601) 500-5357. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers can evaluate your situation and assist you in a claim for compensation.