Harrisburg Chemical Burns Lawyer
Serving Justice throughout Pennsylvania Since 1888
Chemical burns can be painful and have permanent effects. Common substances that may cause severe chemical burn damage to the eyes or skin can be found in the workplace as well as homes where children may reside. Irresponsible storage of these materials, improper cleanup after their use, or authorizing their use without proper warning of risks may be considered negligent acts if they lead to chemical burn injuries.
Symptoms of Chemical Burns
Chemical burns can lead to blindness or other life-changing injuries. Direct contact may not be necessary; injury could occur from contact with fumes or gases as well.
Symptoms of a chemical burn could include the following:
- Burning, redness, or irritation at contact site
- Numbness or pain at contact site
- Blistering or black, dead skin at contact site
- Changes in vision
- Respiratory problems
If you sustain a chemical burn, the instinct to use water to treat the injury may aggravate the situation. Before you use any cleaner or solvent, make sure to read the warning label completely and follow the recommended steps to take in case of exposure to skin or eyes.