Your Rights After Chemicals Spilled Into The Water Supply
March 28, 2023
Personal Injury Rights After Environmental Disaster
Philadelphians have now joined the, unfortunately, community of those experiencing firsthand the devastating effects a chemical spill into the water supply can have on individuals and communities. The recent spillage of a water-soluble acrylic polymer solution into Otter Creek in Bucks County, north of Philadelphia, caused by a pipe rupture at the Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility, is no exception.
It is essential that Philadelphia resident affected by this incident understand their rights after a spill – how it affects tap water; can they be confident tap water is safe to drink; how long do they have to drink bottled water? What are the known adverse health effects? Depending on the duration of this incident and each individual’s reaction, they should seek legal assistance to hold those responsible accountable.
What A Chemical Spill Means For You And Your Family
The chemicals involved in the spill can have serious health risks for Philadelphia residents who have been exposed to them. Water-soluble acrylic polymers can cause breathing difficulties, particularly for those with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma. Inhaling the fumes or mist from the spill can also cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. This can include symptoms such as redness, itching, and burning sensations.
It’s important for those who have been exposed to the chemicals to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor can evaluate the extent of any injuries or illnesses caused by the exposure and provide appropriate treatment. It’s also a good idea to document any medical expenses associated with the exposure, as these may be compensable in a personal injury lawsuit or other legal action.
It’s worth noting that the long-term effects of exposure to these chemicals are not yet fully understood. It is possible that exposure to the chemicals in the water supply or air could lead to chronic health problems over time, and affected individuals should continue to monitor their health and seek medical attention if any new symptoms arise.
Do I Have A Claim If I Am Made Ill By The Water?
Those affected by the spill may also have the right to compensation for damages. This can include reimbursement for medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages, among other things. The legal theory under which damages may be sought will depend on the specific circumstances of the spill and the resulting harm.
For example, if an individual has been physically injured because of the spill, they may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against Trinseo PLC. This type of lawsuit would seek to hold the company liable for the harm caused by their negligence or intentional wrongdoing. To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant breached a duty of care owed to them, that the breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries, and that the plaintiff suffered damages as a result.
How Larry Pitt & Associates Can Help You And Your Family
Those affected by the recent spillage of a water-soluble acrylic polymer solution into Otter Creek in Bristol Township, north of Philadelphia, caused by a pipe rupture at the Trinseo PLC chemical plant, have important rights. These include the right to clean water, the right to compensation for damages, and the right to participate in a class action lawsuit.
The personal injury lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates will provide you with a free consultation to protect customers impacted by this spill. They will monitor the event, collect evidence, evaluate your case and injuries, and determine if you have a claim.
If you or a loved one has been impacted by this spill, it is important to seek legal assistance to ensure your rights are protected and those responsible are held accountable. The lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates. Philadelphians standing by to protect the rights of other Philadelphians. Call today for a free consultation. 1-888-PITT-LAW.