Posted in Premises Liability on May 5, 2021
What happens if a person is injured due to exposure to a dangerous substance?
This can be a challenging question to answer, and the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation of exposure will be very important. In some situations, individuals harmed due to exposure to a dangerous substance may need to file a toxic torts lawsuit in Georgia. These cases can become incredibly complicated. Here, we want to briefly discuss how toxic tort injuries occur as well as why an attorney is necessary for these cases.
People who have been exposed to hazardous materials or pollution may be able to receive compensation from the individuals or entities responsible for the exposure. There are various laws and regulations that govern how toxic materials are supposed to be handled and disposed of. If toxins and chemicals are handled improperly, the soil, water, homes, work environments, and more can become contaminated. Exposure to serious health complications can cause serious injuries or even death.
There may be various types of compensation available to those who have been exposed to toxic chemicals or environmental pollutants. Some of the damages that can be claimed in a toxic tort case include the following:
There may be various parties responsible for injuries or property damage caused by toxic exposure. All employers are required to take steps to keep their employees safe. Any employee exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace will likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or compensation through a successful third-party lawsuit against the responsible entity.
Businesses or homeowners whose property has been affected by toxic chemical exposure could file a claim against the industry or agency responsible for the chemical toxin exposure.
It is important to have a skilled toxic tort attorney in Georgia by your side in these situations. An attorney will understand the complexities of state and federal laws concerning regulations around toxic chemicals. Attorneys will also work with engineers, toxicologists, geologists, medical doctors, and more when working to determine the liability of the alleged at all parties. It is incredibly important to accurately calculate the total expected losses of the victims in these cases in order to pursue a toxic tort claim in Georgia properly.
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