Chemical Burn Injuries
Chemical burn injuries can be caused by many different products. These products include household cleaning supplies, hair products, and industrial chemicals to name a few. These products can cause injury to the skin or injury when inhaled. Burn injuries can be mild or severe and can cause extreme pain and disfigurement. These injuries can also cause large medical bills which accompany the extensive and painful treatment.
The attorneys at Schiffman Firm understand the pain and fear which a family will experience when a loved one sustains a chemical burn injury.
We hold the manufacturers and sellers of defective products responsible when they cause chemical injuries. The seller of a product has a duty to warn of the dangers associated with the use of the product. If the manufacturer or seller does not give the proper warnings, then it is liable for selling the defective product.
We have almost a century of expertise and know the proper experts to consult. This can be especially important in a case in which the defect may be that the seller failed to warn of the proper use and the dangers of the product. We have obtained large settlements in cases when defective hair products caused serious injuries. In one case, the hair product was flammable and failed to warn causing the user to sustain serious burns to her body. In other cases, users have been compensated for burns to their scalps when the warnings on hair product were insufficient.
If your chemical burn injury occurred on the job or related to your work assignment, you may also have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are available to pay medical costs and lost wages but will not compensate you for pain and suffering. Often, two actions, one for workers’ compensation benefits and one for unsafe premises or defective product or negligence can be brought thereby giving an injured person two routes to compensation. As you may imagine, this requires experience in handling these types of cases.
If you or your loved one receives a chemical burn injury, the experience which Schiffman Firm brings to the case is crucial. We have achieved substantial settlements in cases in which burn victims were led to believe that they did not have a valid case to pursue.
We offer our services throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania.
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If you or someone you care about has sustained a chemical burn injury, you need the right attorneys. Contact us today for a free case assessment. In most instances, there are no costs or fees for our representation in personal injury cases unless we recover money on your behalf.