CHEMICAL PLANT LEAK ATTORNEYS

TOXIC EXPOSURE CAUSED BY CHEMICAL PLANT LEAKS

Chemical plant workers are at risk of various occupational hazards, including toxic exposure, every day. Additionally, residents who live near industrial factories and manufacturing plants can also be subjected to harmful exposure when dangerous leaks occur. Pollutants from a chemical leak can enter the ground, water, and air in the surrounding areas, leading to catastrophic and widespread consequences.

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SYMPTOMS OF CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

Industrial workers and residents living near chemical plants and refineries are all at risk of being exposed to harmful chemicals. This risk increases dramatically when a chemical plant experiences a leak or another disaster.

Some of the most common signs of toxic chemical exposure include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nosebleeds
  • Burning in the nose or throat
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat

Severe and/or prolonged exposure can lead to emergency symptoms, such as seizures, convulsions, and loss of consciousness. Over time, exposure to harmful chemicals and other substances can lead to an array of lasting health effects.

TYPES OF INJURIES & ILLNESSES CAUSED BY CHEMICAL PLANT DISASTERS

Chemical plant explosions, fires, leaks, spills, and other disasters put workers and the public at risk. When people are exposed to hazardous substances through a chemical plant disaster, the results can be devastating.

Toxic exposure related to chemical plant leaks and other disasters often leads to the following injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Birth defects
  • Chemical burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Liver damage
  • Reproductive problems
  • Skin irritation
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Immune system problems
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory disease
  • Wrongful death

HOW DO CHEMICAL PLANT LEAKS HAPPEN?

The industrial industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. Chemical plants are required to follow strict safety standards to prevent spills, leaks, and other disasters. However, many facilities fail to implement or enforce these standards—often with catastrophic results.

Some of the most common causes of chemical plant leaks include:

  • Failure to follow safety regulations
  • Defective equipment or tools
  • Improper employee supervision
  • Pressure to meet unrealistic quotas or deadlines
  • Failure to replace aging or defective equipment
  • Poor communication
  • Inadequate equipment maintenance
  • Employee inexperience
  • Lack of adequate employee training
  • Failure to conduct adequate inspections
  • Improper storage or disposal of toxic substances

Generally speaking, these disastrous events occur when chemical plants cut corners in an effort to generate profits and enhance their bottom lines. This often comes at the cost of public safety, and at Potts Law Firm, we believe that this is simply unacceptable.

Our legal team aggressively pursues toxic tort litigation against oil, gas, and chemical manufacturers that fail to follow federal, state, and industry safety regulations. We have extensive experience and have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, earning a reputation as one of the nation’s leading authorities in this area of law.

YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A CHEMICAL PLANT LEAK

Whether you are a chemical plant worker or live nearby a chemical plant or refinery, you have certain rights. If you have been negatively affected by a chemical plant leak, spill, or disaster, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting damages.

In many toxic tort cases, plaintiffs can seek compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Future medical care costs
  • Lost income/wages
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Emotional distress

In certain instances, plaintiffs can also seek exemplary, or punitive, damages. Exemplary damages are awarded in cases involving gross negligence or wanton, willful, or general misconduct and are meant to punish the defendant for such conduct.

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