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Chemical Spills

Chemical Spills Side Effects Lawsuits, Blindness, Corneal Scarring, Burns, Tissue Necrosis, Cancer, Respiratory illnesses, Neurological Disorders, Organ Failure, Death

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Chemical Spills | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Blindness, Corneal Scarring, Burns, Tissue Necrosis, Cancer, Respiratory illnesses, Neurological Disorders, Organ Failure, Death

Each year, thousands of chemical spills occur in the United States. Many companies who feel they are above the law in the United States on a daily basis violate environmental and worker safety laws at all levels (local, state and federal) that are set-up to protect workers and the public from toxic substances. Chemical spills in the workplace occur due to negligence on the part of the employer and lack of training. Workers compensation laws provide that injured workers are entitled to medical expenses and lost wages, but you may be entitled to additional compensation in the case of negligence.  Chemical spills usually result from any of the following negligent or unsafe practices:

  • Unsafe handling of chemicals
  • Improper chemical storage
  • Chemical storage tank ruptures
  • Improper containers for chemical disposal
  • Failure to dispose of chemical in timely manner
  • Failure to comply with OSHA regulations

Chemical spills affect ecological environments, resulting in the death of local fish populations, aquatic plants and microorganisms. In addition, chemical spills can travel into nearby oceans, streams, lakes, ponds, rivers and even local drinking water supplies. The dangers and side effects of chemical spills can last many years. Chemical spills send out tons of benzene and other harmful toxins into the environment.

Chemical spills can cause:

  • Blindness, corneal scarring
  • Burns, tissue necrosis
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Neurological disorders
  • Organ failure
  • Death

Legal Rights for Victims of Chemical Spills

If you or a loved one suffered serious health issues from an chemical spill, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified pollutants attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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West Pennsylvania Chemical Leak Causes Evacuation of 2,500

Oct 13, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Authorities in western Pennsylvania evacuated about 2,500 people due to “a hazardous mile-long cloud from a corrosive material leak at a chemical plant,” the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. The leak took place at the Indspec Chemical Corporation plant located in Petrolia, Pennsylvania.   Butler County emergency officials said the leak was reported just before 5:00 p.m. this past Saturday.  The plant’s manager, Dave Dorko, confirmed that a material called...

Chemical Fire Sends People Fleeing

May 7, 2007 |
Questions remained Monday night after a chemical fire broke out earlier in the day near the airport. The fire started at Lawrence Tile and Marble Company in the 1700 block of Lochearn. One Memphis firefighter suffered breathing problems, but is okay. The smoke could be seen from Downtown Memphis.      Employees said a tanker unloading the chemical resin spilled and sparked the fire. Resin is used to make tubs and counter tops. However, fire investigators have not officially...

Explosion rocks Danvers, several hurt, none seriously

Nov 22, 2006 | Boston Globe
A major chemical explosion at an industrial park in Danvers shook several North Shore towns this morning, knocking homes off foundations and damaging buildings up to 1/4 mile away, according to witnesses and fire officials. At least 10 people have been taken to local hospitals, but no one was killed and none of the injuries are life-threatening, said Danvers Fire Chief Jim Tutco. People felt the blast as far away as New Hampshire, and State Representative Theodore C. Speliotis called it a...

Halliburton spill results in acid cloud More than 220 people evacuated to mall

Jun 7, 2006 | The Daily Times
When the air became thick with the smell of vinegar Monday night, Luis Lopez said he found his wife in the kitchen and asked her if she had spilled a bottle of the liquid. Learning that his wife had not, Lopez, 42, of Farmington, said alarms went off in his head. "I said, 'Whoa, this is not good.'" Lopez, who lives on Gila Street near Halliburton Energy Services, said he works for Ark Sales and Service, an oil company in Flora Vista. He said his training in oil field safety has taught him to...

E.P.A. fuming after toxic spill

Jun 7, 2006 | nside Bay Area
The large black cloud spewed Monday night by a chemical reaction gone bad inside a tanker truck at Romic Environmental Technologies has long since dissipated. But as of Tuesday evening, the unstable chemical brew still posed a threat, according to Harold Schapelhouman, deputy chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. "The volatility of the substance is really a problem," said Schapelhouman. "Romic needs to empty the truck, but the truck isn't stable." A Romic spokesman, Chris...

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