Chemical burns can occur in the home, at work, or as a result of accident or an attack. Although few people in the United States die after contact with chemicals in the home, many substances common in both living and storage areas can do serious harm. Many chemical burns occur accidentally through misuse of products. Although injuries do occur at home, the risk of sustaining a chemical burn is much greater in the workplace, especially in industrial and manufacturing plants that use large quantities of chemicals.
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Chemical Burns Are Becoming More Common As The Types of Chemicals That We Use Continue To Increase and Safety Regulations Become More Lax
Chemical burns have become more common as the types of chemicals we use continue to increase. They occur when a person's body is exposed to strong acids or alkalids. Common household chemicals include paint thinner, bleach, boric acid, and plumbing decloggers. Other acids and alkalids are commonly used in many work places and can cause serious chemical burns. It is important to follow safety instructions and be aware of dangerous chemicals in work places, storage areas, and around the home.
If someone has suffered a chemical burn, it is important to remove the cause of the burn. If not the chemical can continue to burn and eat away tissue. Typically, flushing the chemicals off the skin surface with cool, running water for 15 minutes or more will remove a dangerous chemical. However, if the burning chemical is a powder-like substance such as lime, it is a good idea to brush it off the skin before flushing with water. It is also important to make sure you remove clothing or jewelry that has been contaminated by the chemical to prevent additional burning. It can also be helpful to wrap the burned area loosely with a dry, sterile dressing or a clean cloth. Most minor chemical burns usually heal without further treatment, but it is often a good idea to seek medical assistance especially if the burn is of significant size, extremely painful, or will not heal.
If the victim has signs of shock, such as fainting, pale complexion or breathing in a notably shallow manner or if the chemical burn penetrated through the first layer of skin, and the resulting second-degree burn covers an area more than 2 to 3 inches in diameter, it is extremely important to seek emergency medical treatment. This is also true if the chemical burn occurred on the eye, hands, feet, face, groin or buttocks, or over a major joint.
Texas Chemical Burn Lawyer Jason Coomer handles personal injury claims resulting from chemical burns. If you have suffered a severe chemical burn by the negligent or intentional actions of another, it is important to obtain proper medical treatment, report the incident to local fire and police officials, and to speak with someone that is able to investigate your chemical burn claim with you. The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer, P.L.L.C. helps individuals that have suffered severe injuries, burns or death. Texas burn lawyer, Jason Coomer may be able to assist you. If you need a Texas chemical burn lawyer to represent you, contact Austin Texas Fire lawyer Jason Coomer.
Austin Texas Fire Attorney Jason S. Coomer, represents clients who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one from severe chemical burns throughout Texas, including Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Fort Worth, Waco, Travis County, Hays County, Harris County, Williamson County, Bexar County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Bastrop County, and Blanco County. He often works with other Texas chemical burn Lawyers in Dallas, Houston, El Paso, and San Antonio.