Industrial Accidents / Toxic Torts
In our industrial corridor there are many chemical and manufacturing plants with constant construction, repair and work to clean and refurbish their tanks and process equipment to keep them in operation.
Often, due to the fault of a plant operator or some other person or entity on the premises, a plant worker is injured.
Industrial accidents present a challenge to the attorney in many respects, including finding out how the accident happened, who caused it, and investigating the accident quickly to preserve the evidence before it is destroyed.
Industrial accidents cover a wide range of injuries - electrical accidents, refinery explosions, and exposure to toxic chemicals and materials.
These matters can be very complex and involve many victims.
Unlike workers' compensation where the injured party recovers benefits from the employer, in industrial accident litigation matters, employees injured at industrial facilities seek to recover damages from premise owners, other contractors on the premises, and product manufacturers.
One of the most serious types of industrial accidents is chemical exposure or "toxic torts." Toxic torts involve the exposure to serious, often deadly chemicals. Many times exposure goes unnoticed until symptoms develop. Chemical exposure has been linked to respiratory difficulties, neurological damage, cancer, birth defects and learning disabilities.
Toxic emissions can occur in the workplace such as in factories, at construction sites, and manufacturing plants. Those who work in our chemical, plastics, petroleum and construction industry are at high risk for occupational exposure.
When exposure is the result of negligence or recklessness, injured parties may seek compensation for their damages.
Other serious hazards exist as the result of third parties acting negligently or recklessly at manufacturing plants, refineries and construction areas. These actions have led to some of our state's and nation's largest accidents - including oil refinery explosions and construction site collapses.
The attorneys at Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens have a long history of successfully representing those injured as the result of industrial accidents.
For more information, please see our FAQs regarding Industrial Accidents OR contact Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens to speak to one of our Industrial Accident attorneys.Industrial Accident Resources
ATSDR - Agency for toxic substance and disease registry
International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA)
Society of Toxicology-resources and links
Industrial Hygiene Search Engine
NIEHS - Nat'l Institute of Environmental Health Sciences