Chemical burns occur when strong acids and bases come into contact with the body.
- These chemical burns can cause disfigurement, pain, and psychological harm.
- These incidents can happen at work, school or even at home using common household products.
Chemical burns can be difficult to treat, as methods used to remove toxic substances require more than just running cold water over the burn.
If you suspect you have a chemical burn, seek immediate medical treatment following the accident.
Once treated, contact the personal injury attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta if this chemical burn accident was due to the negligence of another party. We will thoroughly review your case and take immediate legal action on your behalf.
People at Risk for Chemical Burns
Professions that are engaged in such services as chemical fabrication, mining, or pool maintenance often put workers and others at risk for developing chemical burns. Although safety regulations are established to prevent potential accidents, these guidelines are often overlooked.
If these regulations concerning chemicals are not closely followed, accidents can occur, causing others to be seriously injured.
These products should always be used with caution on the job site:
- Car battery acid
- Denture cleaners
- Pool chlorination products
- Metal cleaners
Types of Chemical Burns
When being treated for a chemical burn, the doctor will evaluate the severe level and depth of the burn.
Types of chemical burns include:
- Superficial – A superficial burn is also called a first-degree burn, and it refers to the injury to the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.
- Dermal Injury – Injury to the dermis, or the second layer of skin, is also referred to as a second-degree burn.
- Full thickness injury – Also called a third-degree burn, a full thickness injury is when the subcutaneous tissue, or the third layer of skin, is harmed.
What to Do After a Chemical Burn Accident
A chemical burn case should be professionally handled, whether the injury is minor or long-term. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys understand that a chemical burn accident can lead to serious pain — physically, emotionally, and financially.
If you have experienced a chemical burn accident at work or otherwise, call Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta. We will ask the right legal questions regarding who is responsible for the chemical burn accident, and can help determine whether you are legally entitled to compensation. If you have a case, we will discuss with you your rights, including pursuing a possible lawsuit against the negligent individual or group to cover medical bills, lost wages and more.
Call the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C.
Chemical burn victims often don’t receive the proper compensation for their injuries. The dedicated, experienced personal injury attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., will fight on your behalf to ensure that you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
If you have been in a chemical burn accident, and think you have a case against a negligent party, please give us a call at (770) 394-8909. You can also use our online form to schedule a free consultation.