Chemical burns are a unique type of burn that can be especially difficult to treat. While chemical burns occur most frequently in industrial accidents, they can also occur in the home. Chemicals are now a household staple because of their use in cleaners, solvents, pest poisons, cosmetic and hair products, and yard supplies. If you look around your home, you may be surprised by how many different types of chemicals you already have. Misuse of any of these substances could result in a chemical burn.
Household chemical accidents can be especially dangerous because many families don’t possess the proper equipment to immediately neutralize a chemical spill or burn like an industrial site does. If chemicals aren’t kept locked up when not in use, children may try to open them, burning themselves in the process. Adults who use chemicals around the house without taking important safety precautions, such as wearing rubber gloves and proper eye protection, put themselves at risk of being severely burned.
If a company doesn’t provide a proper warning on its products, a family has no way of knowing that the product may be dangerous. If you or someone you love has been burned while using a chemical product, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer immediately. The product manufacturer may be liable for harm caused by the chemicals and you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages.
For sound legal advice and assistance with your chemical burn injury claim, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.