Do You Have a Toxic Tort Case?
Working day in and day out at an industrial plant can be quite the task; however, if you live in Calcasieu, it’s a pretty good bet that either you or at least two of your friends work at Sasol, Juniper, or Cameron. Industry work is a good job if you can get it—as long as you protect yourself from potential risks.
Chemical accidents and negligence are unfortunately common in industrial settings and can lead to numerous Louisiana toxic tort cases.
What Is a Toxic Tort Case?
“Toxic tort” is a phrase to describe a civil lawsuit against an employer, company, or manufacturer, for injuries that occurred as a direct result of chemical exposure. Most of these claims arise from industrial workers whose daily interactions with certain chemical compounds have caused long-term effects. They can also be filed for immediate injuries caused by a single instance of exposure as well.
Common Chemicals Involved in Toxic Tort Cases
- Nerve agents – Sometimes used in insecticides, cleaners, and building materials.
- Mercury – Found in paints, batteries, engines, flow meters, gauges, and caustic soda.
- Asbestos – Found in insulation, concrete, bricks, pipes, flooring, and roofing.
- Benzene – Commonly found in gasoline and used to make plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, rubber lubricants, and pesticides.
- Silica – Makes up primary components of industrial sand.
- Dioxins (Agent Orange) – Found in smelting, chlorine bleaching of paper pulp, and the manufacturing of some herbicides and pesticides.
Chemical exposure can lead to numerous life-threatening injuries including cancer, burns, and organ failure. Contact us today for a free consultation if you believe you may have a toxic tort case. Our workers' compensation attorneys are here to help you expose the problem and get you the justice you deserve.
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