Ohio business owners like you should prepare for all negative business scenarios that may crop up, even if you hope you'll never need to use that preparation. For example, you might need to know how to protect yourself against claims from employees or contractors who have toxic torts to file. At Flynn, Py & Kruse CO LPA, we provide you with the information you need to defend your business and livelihood.
So what is a toxic tort claim, exactly? This is a personal injury lawsuit in which the person filing the claim believes that a toxic substance has impacted their health negatively. They may experience breathing issues, nausea, dizziness, or even long-term ailments like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or even cancer. In this scenario, the blame for this would fall on you because you're the owner of the business.
Any toxic substance can fall under toxic tort cases. This includes things that should not be within a building, like asbestos in the ceiling or a gas leak that was not detected. It can also be things that are part of your workplace that are not handled properly or warned for. This can include things like industrial ammonia or other cleaning chemicals.
Handling toxic tort cases can be difficult for many reasons, not least of all because so much is on the line for you. If you'd like to read more about handling these claims, or any other potential complex tort claims that you may face, you may benefit from visiting the link and taking a look around our web page.