Have you been exposed to a chemical burn? Not sure what to do next? The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC is one of the few law firms in New Jersey today who knows how to handle your case.
Anthony Carbone is an aggressive advocate for victims’ rights with more than 30 years of experience as an injury attorney. If you’ve been injured because of a chemical accident, please call the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C., at 201-963-6000 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. Mr. Carbone is pleased to serve clients in or around Jersey City, Hudson and Essex counties.
What Causes a Chemical Burn?
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
What Are the Symptoms of a Chemical Burn?
Experts at National Institutes of Health say the symptoms of chemical burns depend on how long you are exposed to the chemical and if it’s been inhaled or swallowed.
The most common symptoms include irritation or burning to the affected area as well as pain or numbness. If the chemical gets into your eyes, you may experience a loss of vision. However, if the chemical has been swallowed, the burns will be more severe, such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Rash or hives
If You’ve Received a Chemical Burn
According to the Mayo Clinic, if you receive a minor chemical burn, you should take the following steps:
- Remove any of the chemicals that are left over on your skin then rinse for 10 to 20 minutes
- Remove any clothing or jewelry that was contaminated
- Wrap the burned area loosely
- Rewash the area
- Seek medical assistance immediately if the burn is severe
After you’ve received treatment, our Jersey City injury attorney can assess your case and begin building a strong claim on your behalf. Mr. Carbone will aggressively fight for your rights against the party responsible for the accident which lead to the burn. You might be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation and ongoing treatment expenses, if the chemical leads to long-term health issues
- Lost wages
- Impaired earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If the court believes you received a chemical burn due to gross negligence or malicious disregard for your safety, you might also be awarded punitive damages.
To learn more about how our Jersey City injury attorney can help you seek compensation for injuries sustained after an accident with chemicals, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone or call 201-963-6000 today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.