Chemical Spill Accidents at Work

Working in the industrial world often means being around large equipment and hazardous materials that may put employees in danger on a daily basis. One of the most prominent risks of an industrial job is the threat of exposure to toxic chemicals.

The chances of a harmful chemical encounter increase dramatically in the event of a chemical spill, and the victims who are harmed often have nothing to do with causing these accidents. Unfortunately, chemical spills can result in a number of devastating symptoms and, in the worst cases, death.

Side Effects of Chemical Exposure

Although industrial workers often handle dangerous chemicals every day, accidental spills can pose a serious threat to every employee in the workplace. Some harmful side effects of being exposed to toxic substances during a chemical spill include:

  • Burning of the eyes or blurred vision
  • Severe headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Fatigue

Not only can industrial accidents cause extensive physical and emotional pain, but they can also result in the accumulation of overwhelming medical bills that will be nearly impossible for victims who cannot continue working to pay. Fortunately, because injuries related to chemical spills are often preventable, victims of negligent chemical exposure may be entitled to financial compensation for their suffering.

Contact an Industrial Accidents Attorney in Detroit

If you or a loved one suffered due to a chemical spill at work, the Detroit legal team at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, is ready to aggressively pursue your case and offer professional assistance throughout your recovery. Learn more by calling us at (248) 948-9696 to speak to a representative today.