Best Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Best Lawyers 2023
Super Lawyers
Justia Lawyer Rating
Legal Elite
2019 Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami
Best Lawyers 2018

Chemical Injuries

If someone's negligence careless or reckless act led to a chemical injury, you need to hold them accountable. Many chemical injuries can be life-altering and you need experience legal help to get compensation to cover your damages. In some cases, chemical injuries can cause scarring, disfigurement, loss of sensory or motor function. Chemical injuries can also cause various neurological issues and can also be fatal. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 41 U.S. workers died on the job in 2017 alone after inhaling chemicals or chemical products. you have suffered a chemical injury, it is important to get help from a personal injury lawyer in Miami as soon as possible. While it is true that your first priority should be to get medical treatment, taking legal action is also crucial.

Preserving evidence and documenting how and what occurred is critical early. At Gerson & Schwartz, Our lawyers understand the importance of a prompt investigation and preserving all important evidence to preserve injury claims. investigation by qualified professionals with experience in relevant subject matter is also important for success in any personal injury claim.

If you need help from accident attorney with experience in chemical injury case, contact a lawyer at Gerson and Schwartz today. Our personal injury law office was dates back in 1970. Our lawyers have been helping serious injury victims in Miami for over five decades. Over the years, we have dealt with people who have suffered from a wide range of injuries, including chemical burns from dangerous products, work place accidents, and other car crashes, and many other serious accident cases. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to go over your options, all you need to do is reach out. Call 305-371-6000, or toll free 1 877-475-2905. You can also send us an email at

When you get help from Gerson & Schwartz, you gain access to some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Miami Dade County and South Florida. Phillip M. Gerson and Edward S. Schwartz both graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami Law School, and they have been practicing for many decades. Phillip M. Gerson has become quite involved with a number of victims' rights organizations, and he is a founding member of the National Victim Bar Association advisory board. Edward S. Schwartz has close ties with the legal academic community, and he has published legal articles. Gerson & Schwartz law firm has also tried over 350 jury trials to verdict. This is a testament of our desire to hold those accountable for negligent acts that cause serious harm to others.

Types of Chemical Burns Injury Claims

One type of chemical injury is a chemical burn. Also known as caustic burns, chemical burns are caused by corrosive substances that come into contact with the human body. These injuries can affect the eyes, the skin, and internal organs. There are three main types of chemical burns:

  • Superficial Burns: These chemical injuries only affect the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. There is usually no permanent damage associated with these injuries, although they can be incredibly painful.
  • Partial Thickness: These injuries extend into the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis. These injuries can result in blisters, swelling, and permanent scars.
  • Full Thickness: These chemical burns completely penetrate the skin and affect the tissue or organs underneath. The skin may adopt a white or black color, and you may lose sensation due to nerve damage.
When can I File a Claim for my Chemical Injury?

As long as you can prove that someone else's negligence, careless or reckless acts led to your chemical injury, you can file a personal injury claim in Florida. Time limitations are important to understand. Failure to act within the time prescribed under Florida law may result in your claim being time barred. So if you Or loved one sustained a chemical injury don't delay. contact Miami FL personal injury law offices at Gerson & Schwartz to handle and evaluate your chemical injury claim.

Chemical injuries can result in burns, damage to skin, lungs and neurological and other respiratory injury. At Gerson & Schwartz our law office has over 50 years of experience dealing with a number of accident and serious injury claims in the Miami area. In the past, our attorneys have acted in a variety of capacities, including:

  • Chemical workplace injury attorney in Miami
  • Medical malpractice injury attorney in Florida
  • Burns from chemicals due explosions due to product liability
  • Chemical injury claims due to negligence of property owner negligence in Florida
  • Chemical burns and respiratory injury due to car crashes in Miami

Chemical burns can occur at the workplace, at home, or in public. Chemical burns can be accidental, and they can also be part of intentional "acid attacks."

A number of common items can cause chemical burns. These include:

  • Ammonia induced injury
  • Battery acid injury claim
  • Bleach
  • Pool chlorinators, and
  • Tooth-whitening products
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning
  • Chemical injuries at work
Chemical Inhalation

If you inhale certain chemicals, you may also suffer an inhalation injury. These injuries damage your respiratory tract due to the effects of chemical irritants. A common cause of inhalation injuries is carbon monoxide poisoning, which may be caused by faulty appliances or wood-burning stoves. Another gas to watch out for is hydrogen cyanide, which has the scent of bitter almonds.

Who is Liable Under Florida Law

Liability for chemical injuries depends on each situation. Our lawyers will undertake a multi factorial analysis of the facts of your situation. we will explore all sources of financial responsibility and those may be accountable. liability for chemical injury may include manufacturers, employers, products, and business operators. Often, more than one person business or company maybe responsible or some combination thereof. that's why you need an experienced lawyer to evaluate all potential claims to hold everyone that may be accountable in the event of a chemical injury claim.

For example, if you are a construction worker and you were exposed to harmful chemicals without adequate protection, you would need to file a claim through workers' compensation. If a faulty product emitted some form of toxic chemical that injured you, you would file a product liability injury claim and hold the manufacturer liable. If you were a pedestrian walking by a property that was emitting some type of chemical toxin, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the property owner. Other chemicals can release toxins into the air that can be ingested or inhaled resulting in respiratory or other serious illness. our lawyers understand the questions to ask and where to find the answers . So if you are loved one may have been injured by a chemical agent contact an attorney at Gerson & Schwartz for help.

Enlist the Help of an Experienced Miami Chemical Injury Attorney in Miami Today

If you have suffered a chemical injury, you need to stand up for your rights. These injuries can be life-altering, and there is no sense in letting negligent parties get away with their irresponsible actions. Reach out to Gerson & Schwartz today, and we will fight for your rights. If you are serious about receiving adequate compensation for your injuries, you need a Miami personal injury law firm on your side. Call 305-371-6000 or toll-free at 877-475-2905, or send us an email at

Client Reviews

I am a lawyer in Massachusetts. I had a case to refer against a cruise line in Florida and did my homework on which firm to represent the client. Let me take the guessing out of it for you. Call this law firm and sign up. Brandon Parrelli, Google User
A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User