Chemical poisoning claims arise from a range of different working conditions. The chemicals which lead to poisoning are usually toxic or corrosive ones.
Industries where employees are at greater risk of coming into contact with dangerous chemicals include:
Working with chemicals like zinc, lead, arsenic and mercury can in some cases lead to chemical poisoning and claims for compensation as a result.
Health and safety duty of employers
Employees have a responsibility to look after themselves while working. However, employers from any sector must also make sure that employees do not get harmed while working for them.
Workplaces which contain harmful chemicals must be risk assessed like any other. In work settings where chemicals are used, employees should have access to protective clothing and be permitted to take breaks from toxic environments.
If health and safety stipulations are not met, the employer is breaking the law and there may be an avenue for you to pursue compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result.
Chemical poisoning claims usually result after any of the following symptoms begin. If you have experienced any of these then please get in touch with your GP straight away.
- Itchy or irritant skin
- Coughing and/or wheezing
- Nausea or lightheadedness
- Difficulty catching your breath
Beginning your chemical poisoning claim
If it has been established that you might have chemical poisoning then please get in touch with a specialist industrial diseases solicitor as soon as you can.
Jefferies Solicitors have dealt with a range of industrial injury claims over the years. Our legal experts are dedicated to handling these types of claims and have the understanding and experience required needed to provide clients with all the legal support they need
Please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 0800 342 3206 or if you prefer you can get in touch online.
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