Pool Chemical Leak Lawyers
Public & Private Pool Chemical Leaks
When you take a dip in a pool, the last thing you should worry about is being burned by the chemicals used to treat and disinfect the water. Unfortunately, many recreational pools in resorts and public areas do not properly maintain safe conditions and, instead, fail to provide a safe swimming environment for guests.
If you, your child, or your loved one was burned or suffered harmful exposure to chlorine or other pool chemicals in a public or private pool, reach out to Potts Law Firm right away. Our experienced trial lawyers can help you understand your legal rights, including the right to seek fair financial compensation for your resulting damages. We have considerable experience in toxic exposure and tort law; to date, our team has recovered well over $1 billion in compensation for our clients.
Learn how our pool chemical leak lawyers can assist you with your case; call (888) 420-1299 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.
The Effects of Chlorine Exposure
Pools need constant upkeep and continuous treatment. Chlorine, the chemical added to eliminate impurities and prevent illnesses and outbreaks, is a necessity; however, improper use of this chemical can cause serious injuries and illnesses. If exposure is high enough, chlorine can cause chemical burns through either direct contact or chlorine gas vapors.
Severe and/or prolonged exposure to chlorine can cause:
- Breathing issues
- Burning in the eyes or throat
- Skin irritation
- Stomach issues
- Chemical pneumonia
Chlorine is highly corrosive and can cause significant damage to a person’s skin, as well. If you suspect that you were injured due to toxic exposure to chlorine or other chemicals used to treat a public or private swimming pool, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
What Are the Symptoms of Chlorine Exposure?
In small doses, chlorine presents few risks to humans. However, high concentrations of chlorine can lead to numerous adverse effects.
Some of the most common symptoms of exposure to a dangerous concentration of chlorine include:
- Burning pain
- Skin blisters and redness
- Breathing difficulties
- Stomach pain
- Coughing, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea
- Eye irritation
- Blurred vision
- Chemical pneumonia from inhaling dangerous fumes
- Blistering or burning sensations in the mouth or throat
- Skin damage and injuries
Public pool owners, managers, and pool personnel are expected to closely regulate chemical levels to prevent such leaks from occurring and should be held liable for their negligence. Unfortunately, pool chemical leaks are a common occurrence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pool chemical leaks lead to about 4,500 emergency department visits in the United States every year.
How Does Toxic Chlorine Exposure Occur?
Unfortunately, a significant portion of swimming pool accidents are caused by improper chemical treatment handling and upkeep. In other words, the most common cause of toxic or harmful chlorine exposure is human error/negligence.
Specific examples include:
- Using improper pool chemicals
- Using excessive concentrations of chlorine
- Using an insufficient amount of chemicals needed for the pool
- Accidental ingestion of high levels of chemicals in the pool
- Improper chemical storage by employees
- Lack of proper employee training or supervision
- Improper storage of harmful substances, such as chlorine
- Failure to implement or follow safety standards
At Potts Law Firm, we carefully investigate these claims to determine the cause of our client’s injuries. Our team works with industry experts and specialists who provide powerful testimony on behalf of our clients. We utilize all available evidence to develop innovative legal strategies and aggressively pursue maximum compensation for victims of harmful chlorine exposure and pool chemical leaks.
Damages in Pool Chemical Leak Claims
If you or your loved one suffered serious or even catastrophic injuries due to a pool chemical leak or exposure to high concentrations of chlorine, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.
Common damages in pool chemical leak and chlorine exposure claims include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Financial loss
- Loss of income/wages
- Loss of earning ability
- Diminished quality of life
- Future damages
- Attorney fees
- Court costs
Our goal is to secure every penny you are owed so that you can begin to heal and move forward with your life. When you trust your recovery to Potts Law Firm, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to maximize your settlement. If necessary, we are fully prepared to represent you at trial.
Call us at (888) 420-1299 or reach us online using our secure contact form. With multiple office locations throughout the U.S., we proudly serve clients nationwide.
When it comes to protecting your rights, our firm moves quickly and decisively. We take swift legal action against liable parties and work to hold these parties accountable for the severe pain and suffering you have endured. We utilize cutting-edge technology and creative legal strategies to present your case in a powerful and persuasive way. Our award-winning legal team is widely recognized as an authority in toxic tort litigation, having secured more than $1 billion in compensation to date.
We are prepared to assist you with all aspects of your claim. Reach out to our pool chemical leak attorneys today to discuss your legal options during a free and confidential case review. Hablamos español.
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