Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure Attorney
Workplace Chemical Exposure Lawsuits
Certain occupations are high-risk, but certain hazardous conditions and risks should never occur. OSHA has safety regulations in place to minimize exposure to toxic chemicals, but too often, workers can be exposed to the highly flammable and potentially deadly hydrogen sulfide gas. If you or a loved one has suffered from this occupational exposure, then you can find the legal advice and help you need at Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. Our law firm has handled injury claims since 1909, and our attorneys are well-prepared to handle complex cases.
Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. lawyers have sued and negotiated claims against many large multinational corporations, including Walmart, C.P. Railway, Burlington Northern Railroad, Menards, Sears, G.E., Hess Oil, and Continental Oil, among many others, as well as countless insurance companies. To find out how we can help you fight for your rights, you can call our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.
Our workplace injury and wrongful death lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and pursue the justice you deserve. Call (855) 245-5100 for a free case evaluation.
Benefits That Workers or Surviving Family Could Be Owed
If someone is exposed to hydrogen sulfide in gas or liquid form, then someone else may have failed to take all the precautions necessary to protect workers from this toxic exposure. For example, if a subcontractor or defective machinery failed to prevent the exposure, then you may be able to file a claim against those parties. But even if no one is to blame for the chemical exposure, then you may still be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
This compensation may be able to cover:
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses
- Income losses
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs (in wrongful death cases)
Who Is at Risk for Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure?
Hydrogen sulfide exposure is possible in a wide range of industries, but workers in factories, oilfields, wastewater treatment, and agriculture face a significantly higher risk of this toxic exposure. This colorless gas smells strongly of rotten eggs, and once it is present at a work site, symptoms can develop quickly.
With even slight amounts of hydrogen sulfide, workers can experience symptoms such as:
- Watering eyes
- Trouble breathing
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory problems
- Reduced attention span
- Loss of smell
- Frostbite (from liquid hydrogen sulfide)
Exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas can cause serious breathing, lung, and heart problems, and this occupational toxic exposure can even lead to death.
Get the Compensation You Need & Deserve
If you need workers' compensation benefits, but the insurance company is making things difficult, we can help you. If your health problems were the result of another person's negligence, then it is in your best interest to contact an attorney and ensure that you recover maximum compensation. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and if they can settle your claim for less than its actual value, then that's what they're going to do. Our legal team prides itself on holding insurance companies accountable and obtaining appropriate compensation for our clients.
The main focus of Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. is personal injury and wrongful death claims. We represent clients throughout North Dakota who have been injured in all kinds of accidents. We have three convenient office locations in Minot, Grand Forks, and Bottineau from which to help you.
Schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced legal team today by calling (855) 245-5100 or contacting us online! It costs $0 to start your case.