Have you been burned by a chemical found in your workplace? Morgan & Morgan would like to speak to you about your injury and let you know whether you are able to file a lawsuit.
Workplace chemical burns are extremely painful, and can cause lasting injuries as severe as burn injuries caused by fire. If it’s an accident that wasn’t even your fault, that can make the life-changing injuries feel even worse.
Chemical burns are often associated with strong chemicals that can burn away flesh when they come in contact with a person’s skin. Not all workplace chemicals are powerful enough to dissolve skin, however, and workers may also develop rashes of varying severity, depending on the chemical they came in contact with.
If a worker inhaled a toxic fume, they could sustain inhalation burns to their lungs, throat, and sinus cavities. If they consumed a harmful chemical, they could develop burns in their stomach and intestines. Ultimately, the severity of each chemical burn injury will depend on the chemical’s strength and the contact area.
If your skin or eyes come into contact with strong acid, alkaloid, or other chemicals that could burn skin, deeper tissue, and internal organs, flush the contact area thoroughly and seek medical attention immediately. If you don’t suffer burn symptoms immediately, continue to monitor the contact area for several hours because it may take time for symptoms to appear.