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Trusted Chemical Leak Attorney in Maryland

Have you been exposed to toxic chemicals at work, home or because of an industrial accident in your community?

You or your loved ones could be entitled to compensation for the physical, financial and emotional effects of your personal injuries. This could include compensation for ongoing medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

The Maryland chemical leak attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl are prepared to handle many types of chemical leak cases. We understand how devastating chemical exposure can be, as it can cause lifelong health problems like brain damage or potentially fatal illnesses like cancer or Hodgkin's disease. That is why we will conduct a thorough investigation to build a strong case as we aggressively pursue fair compensation.

Your consultation with our attorneys is free and comes with no obligation. If we take your case, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis so there will be no legal fees or costs unless you obtain compensation.

Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call us at 410-244-7005.

Why Do I Need a Chemical Leak Attorney?

The legal process is complicated, particularly when pursuing a toxic tort case involving chemical exposure. That is why it is always a good idea to work with an attorney throughout the legal process.

The chemical leak lawyers in Maryland at our firm have detailed knowledge of the many aspects of these cases, including how people are exposed to dangerous chemicals, the injuries this can cause and how to establish liability. If we cannot establish that another person or entity is at fault, we will not be able to obtain compensation.

We have the resources to conduct an in-depth investigation of your situation to determine if negligence occurred and how it contributed to your injuries.

We also have many years of combined experience with personal injury cases and know how to determine an accurate valuation of the damages you have suffered. We want you to receive all of the compensation you deserve so you have the best chance of recovering from the damages you are dealing with.

Compensation could include:

  • Past, current and future medical treatment of your illness
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Cost of physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

Our attorneys understand how difficult it is to deal with many aspects of your life while suffering from injuries caused by toxic chemicals. That is why we handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Call the Maryland chemical leak attorneys at our firm today. 410-244-7005

Types of Chemical Leak/Exposure Cases

Most victims of chemical poisoning were exposed to the toxic substance at work or at home. Sometimes home exposure is due to an industrial accident, chemical leak or explosion rather than chemicals that were already in the home.

Exposure on the Job

There are a variety of jobs that could put you at risk of exposure to toxic chemicals that can cause health problems, such as:

  • Welder
  • Electrician
  • Chemical or refinery plant worker
  • Painter
  • Textile mill worker
  • Hazardous material transportation
  • Fertilizer manufacturer

Dangerous Chemicals in the Workplace

Employees in these industries and others could be exposed to a variety of dangerous chemicals, including:

  • Nitric acid
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Gaseous anhydrous ammonia
  • Creosote
  • Sodium dioxide
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Manganese
  • Chlorine dioxide
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Benzene
  • Mercury
  • Tungsten
  • Industrial alcohol
  • Carbon monoxide

Chemical exposure in the workplace could occur during the natural course of your work or because of an accident or a co-worker's negligence.

Exposure at Home

You could also suffer chemical poisoning at home in a variety of ways, such as when cleaning your house, taking care of your lawn or doing the laundry. There are also situations where a leak or chemical spill at a factory causes nearby residents to be exposed to dangerous chemicals that cause injury.

Toxic Chemicals in the Home

Some of the chemicals people are commonly exposed to at home include:

  • Chlorine – This chemical is present in many cleaning products, like toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers and scouring powders. It can even be found in tap water, because it is used to eliminate bacteria in water.
  • Ammonia – This chemical is commonly found in glass cleaner and polishes for bathroom fixtures.
  • Pesticides and herbicides – Glyphosate is a common ingredient in weed killers and other pesticides and can cause life-threatening health problems. Pesticide injuries can include liver damage and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.  
  • Sodium hydroxide – This is found in oven cleaning products and products used to unclog drains. This is also known as lye.
  • Perchloroethylene – This is a possible carcinogen and it is found in dry cleaning solutions and carpet and upholstery cleaners.
  • Spray paints – You might be using spray paint on some sort of home improvement project. Unfortunately, the fumes and other chemical components of these sprays can cause respiratory problems.
  • Mercury – This is in fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, thermometers and even jewelry. Mercury exposure has serious health consequences, as it is one of the most toxic substances human beings can be exposed to.

If you are suffering any health problems that you believe were caused by chemical exposure or poisoning, contact a Maryland chemical leak lawyer for a free consultation. An attorney can determine if you have legal options.

Complete a Free Case Evaluation form today to schedule your consultation.

Injuries from Chemical Exposure

Chemical poisoning can cause many health problems, some of which could affect you for the rest of your life or even lead to your death. These injuries can affect many different areas of the body and create many different problems.

Some common examples of illnesses from chemical exposure could include:

  • Brain damage
  • Internal injuries, such as damage to the liver or kidneys
  • Nerve damage
  • Cancer
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Scarring on the skin
  • Blindness
  • Chemically-induced asthma
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
  • Disruption of hormones
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Severe burns
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Infertility and other reproductive problems
  • Birth defects

Symptoms of Chemical Exposure

In some cases, it is easy to tell that you have been injured by a dangerous or toxic chemical or substance. An example of this is when you suffer severe burns or begin experiencing serious problems with breathing. However, other symptoms may not be so obvious until your condition progresses further.

If you experience any of these symptoms, whether you remember being exposed to chemicals or not, it could be a sign of a chemical exposure:

  • Breathing problems
  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle weakness
  • General itchiness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Night sweats
  • Feeling tired often
  • Yellowing of the skin
  • Swelling in your feet or ankles
  • Swelling in the abdomen

Contact a chemical leak attorney in Maryland from our firm for a free consultation if you experience any of these symptoms. We can review your situation to determine if someone else may be liable for your injuries and long-term health problems.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl right now.

Who Can be Held Liable for a Chemical Leak?

One of the first things our Maryland chemical leak lawyers will try to do when building your case is determine who could potentially be at fault for the injuries you suffered, either from chemical hazards in the workplace or at home.

There are numerous parties that could be at-fault for your chemical exposure, including:

  • Product manufacturers
  • Product distributors
  • Entities that store or transport hazardous substances
  • Owners of factories where the chemical leak occurred
  • Manufacturers of equipment that caused the exposure
  • Manufacturers of safety equipment that failed to prevent chemical exposure
  • City officials who did not properly warn the public to prevent injuries
  • Employer negligence with safety protocols

In some cases, multiple parties could be at-fault for your injuries. Our attorneys will work to identify every liable party so we can pursue all of the compensation you deserve.

Call 410-244-7005 to schedule a free consultation today.

Contact a Maryland Chemical Leak Attorney

There are so many situations at work or home where you could be exposed to toxic chemicals that can cause severe health problems.

If you believe you were exposed to poisonous chemicals, contact a Maryland chemical leak lawyer for a free, no obligation legal consultation to find out if you have legal options. There will be no attorney fees or costs unless we obtain the compensation you deserve.

We understand how serious chemical exposure injuries can be and are committed to aggressively fighting for your best interests throughout the legal process.

Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 410-244-7005.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.

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