In order to keep pools safe and sanitary, pool owners and operators are required to treat the water with several potentially harmful chemicals. When used correctly, these chemicals are present in pool water at a concentration that is not harmful to swimmers while keeping the water free from harmful bacteria and other pathogens. Unfortunately, even slight mistakes in the formulation of pool chemicals being added to water can make the water unsafe, potentially resulting in serious injury. In addition, improperly stored or secured pool chemicals can also pose a risk, particularly to curious children who may not understand the risks associated with opening sealed containers. Victims of injuries caused by pool chemicals may be able to recover for their injuries, depending on the specific circumstances of their case. The best way to determine whether and against whom you may have a claim is to discuss your case with an experienced Clearwater products liability attorney at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, as soon as possible.
Common Injuries Associated with Pool Chemical Accidents
The chemicals commonly used to treat pool water have the potential to cause serious injury, especially when a person comes into contact with them before they have been diluted by pool water. Some of the more common kinds of injuries caused by pool chemicals include:
- Chemical burns
- Eye injuries
- Respiratory problems
- Bacterial infections
- Parasitic disease
- Neurological dysfunction
- Gastrointestinal issues
These injuries have the potential to cause significant discomfort and require significant medical intervention. In some cases, victims may develop conditions or complications that have long-term effects. Consequently, it is important for people injured by negligently handled pool chemicals to ensure that their legal rights are protected by hiring an experienced attorney.
Contact a Clearwater products liability attorney today to schedule a free consultation
Pool chemical injuries may entitle victims to significant compensation for their losses. Common damages available in a pool chemical injury cases include compensation for medical bills, lost income, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering, among others. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today at (727) 451-6900. To send us an email, please fill out and submit our online contact form available here.