It’s an injury that the majority of us will never get. In fact, only 2-6 percent of victims seek medical attention after receiving a chemical burn. But just because this type of burn is uncommon, doesn’t mean it’s any less dangerous. Especially if you commonly use these chemicals on a regular basis for work.
However, if you receive an injury caused by a chemical and you were not properly warned of the dangers of using the chemical, you can be entitled to compensation. Personal injury lawyer Anthony Carbone is one of the few attorneys in New Jersey who has successfully handled chemical burn cases such as yours. He knows how to get the justice that you deserve.
How a Chemical Burn Can Endanger You
According to Healthline, burns usually occur when an acid or alkaline base chemical comes into contact with your skin or eyes. This will cause a reaction, usually severe. Such common chemicals include:
- car battery acid
- cleaning products
- pool chlorinating products
Many people don’t realize how dangerous a chemical burn can be. Even if there isn’t a reaction at first, it could happen at a later time. If there is a reaction, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if the area affected is small, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Some of the symptoms you may experience after a chemical burn include:
- Irritation to the area
- A burning sensation or numbness
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Severe cough
- Low blood pressure
- Irregular heart beat
- Fainting or dizziness
- Involuntary muscle movement, such as seizing
If you work with chemicals, your employer should provide you with safety training and the proper equipment such as gloves and masks. If you have been a victim of a chemical burn at work, we are to help! For more than 25 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been fighting for chemical burn victims. Call us today for a free consultation.