Miami Chemical Exposure Injury Attorneys
Toxic and other dangerous chemicals are used every day in the Miami area in construction, medicine, manufacturing, agriculture and facility maintenance. Accidental exposure to these dangerous chemicals can occur, but too often, people are exposed because of intentional or negligent actions of business and property owners who use dangerous chemical substances in various processes, such as cleaning, painting or manufacturing.
Because of the widespread use of chemicals throughout Florida, people here are potentially at risk for injury from exposure, A study published in 2015 found that the top five chemicals associated with injury are carbon monoxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid. These and other commonly used chemicals can cause serious, even fatal, injuries to those who experience sustained exposure to them.
If you or a loved has been seriously injured due to exposure to a dangerous chemical, you may be faced with overwhelming physical, emotional and financial challenges. Serious burns, neurological damage, cancer and other life-altering conditions can take their toll on all facets of your life, as well as your family’s well-being. If the chemical exposure occurred on someone else’s property due to their negligence, the chemical exposure injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group may be able to help you overcome some of these challenges.
We have been helping Florida families hold negligent business and property owners liable for the injuries they cause for over twenty-five years and have achieved a long record of success in helping our clients recover the substantial compensation they deserve for their injuries, pain, suffering and losses. Please call or contact us online as soon as possible so we can learn what happened to you and start putting our experience and skill to work helping you.
Dangerous Chemicals Found throughout Florida
Many hazardous chemicals are commonly found in industry and in homes throughout Florida. The Florida Department of Health lists thirteen different kinds of hazardous chemicals:
- Biotoxins – poisonous chemicals from plants or animals.
- Blister agents – chemicals that cause blisters upon contact.
- Blood agents – poisonous chemicals that are absorbed and spread by blood.
- Caustics – chemical that burn skin, eyes, and mucus membranes on contact.
- Choking agents – chemicals that irritate the respiratory tract and cause choking
- Incapacitating agents – chemicals that affect the central nervous system and temporarily impair a person’s functioning.
- Long-acting anticoagulants – poisons that impede clotting and cause uncontrolled bleeding.
- Metals – some metals are toxic and can damage the body.
- Nerve agents – chemicals that hamper the nervous system.
- Organic solvents – chemical agents that can damage tissues of the body.
- Riot control agents – irritating chemical agents used by police to control crowds or by individuals for protection.
- Toxic alcohols – alcohols that can damage internal organs.
- Vomiting agents – chemicals that cause nausea and vomiting.
Injuries from Hazardous Chemicals
Hazardous chemicals can enter the body through skin, eyes, lungs or even be ingested through the mouth into the digestive tract. Once a chemical has entered a person’s body, the victim can exhibit immediate symptoms and may also have chronic, long term damage to their health.
Symptoms of exposure might include a chronic cough, a rash that will not go away, persistent headaches, breathing problems, memory problems, dizziness and nausea. Long-term injuries can include:
- External burns
- Internal burns to the mouth, throat and lungs
- Vision damage
- Asthma and other breathing disorders
- Birth defects
- Neurological damage/neurological disorders
- Kidney damage
- Heightened risk for certain cancers
- Death – According to the Florida Department of Health, non-drug poisoning is one of the ten leading causes of accidental injury death in Florida.
The chemical exposure injury attorneys at Boyers Law Group understand that these serious injuries can be life-altering. They can require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, affect your ability to work and enjoy life, and lead to financial hardship and emotional trauma. In some unfortunate cases, the injuries and illnesses are so catastrophic that the chemical exposure victim is never able to return to normal life.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured by exposure to hazardous chemicals due to someone else’s negligence, we want to help. We want to be by your side, providing the kind of knowledgeable, experienced legal help needed to recover the substantial compensation you deserve.
Proving Negligence Caused Miami Chemical Exposure Injuries
To take legal action against the property owner/manager or business owner who was negligent in providing a safe environment, you must be able to prove the four elements of negligence established by Florida law:
- Duty – The property/business owner and/or manager owed you a legal duty.
- Breach – The property/business owner and/or manager breached that legal duty by acting or failing to act in a certain way.
- Causation – The property/business owner and/or manager’s actions (or inaction) caused your injuries.
- Damages – Your injuries resulted in actual economic and non-economic damages.
In other words, property owners and managers have a legal duty to maintain their property so that it is safe for clients, customers and other visitors. Properties must be safe in all aspects of operation, including pools, spas, parking lots, the grounds, the restrooms and the changing rooms, Retail store, hotel, resort, apartment complex, or other business owners/managers are deemed negligent when they breach their duty of care by failing to:
- Maintain the premises in reasonably safe conditions.
- Fix or repair a dangerous condition which they knew about (actual notice) or reasonably should have known about (constructive notice).
- Warn of a danger on the property which they knew about or reasonably should have known about.
If you were injured at a place of business or on other premises where you were invited as a customer, client or visitor, the owner and/or manager could be liable for negligence if their failure to maintain their property led to your being injured by exposure to hazardous chemicals. Contact the chemical exposure injury attorneys at Boyers Law Group for help determining your best course of action.
Financial Compensation for Victims of Chemical Exposure Injuries Due to Others’ Negligence
If you or a family member has been the victim of a Miami chemical exposure accident injury, you may be able to obtain substantial financial compensation for your injuries and damages. After you seek medical treatment for your injuries, contacting an experienced Miami personal injury attorney from Boyers Law Group is in your best interest. We will conduct a thorough analysis of the facts of your case, explore all sources of financial responsibility and determine the full extent of the damages you and your family have suffered because of the injury. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for:
- Pain, mental anguish and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Lost income
- Decreased earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
Experienced Legal Representation for People Injured by Chemical Accidents in Miami
When you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in an accident involving chemicals, you need expert legal help to examine all the details of your case, advocate vigorously for the compensation you deserve and win a substantial settlement or award. With over twenty-five years of successful experience representing victims of all kinds of injury accidents in Florida, our experienced, compassionate legal team is the team you want representing you to prevail in the pursuit of justice.
Please contact the experienced Miami chemical accident injury attorneys of Boyers Law Group at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation so we can get started on your case.