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Exposure to chemicals commonly used in workplaces can lead to a variety of short and long term health effects such as poisoning, skin rashes and disorders of the lung, kidney and liver. A hazardous substance can take many forms, including gas, powder, liquid, solid or dust and the product can be pure of diluted.
In most circumstances this type of claim is associated with exposure to hazardous substances within the work environment where hazardous substances are often used/handled. Employers are legally bound to provide a safe working environment and provide adequate and regular training when working around and handling chemicals that can harm or endanger life.
If your employer has been negligent and not followed the guidelines set out in The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) then you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
COSSH is the law which states general requirements on employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning.
Common Effects of Exposure to Hazardous Substances:
There are many different Hazardous Substances which are used within the workplace which can come into contact with the body through ingestion, inhalation, skin contact and injection through puncturing/piercing skin.
Coming into contact with hazardous substances even in small doses can result in severe and in some cases life changing physical injuries and illness. Here are a few of the common health issues that can occur through coming into contact with Hazardous Substances:
- Visibility Damage
- Nervous System Disorders
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Chemical Burns
- Lung, Kidney, Liver diseases
- Miscarriage or birth defects
IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE SUFFERED INJURY OR HARM FROM COMING INTO CONTACT WITH HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES WITHIN THE WORK PLACE THEN GIVE OUR SPECIALIST SOLICITORS A CALL WHO CAN OFFER YOU A NO-OBLIGATION ASSESSMENT OF YOUR CLAIM: 0800 644 4240
WHAT HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ARE USED IN THE WORKPLACE ?
Substances that pose harmful to human health that can be encountered in the workplace include:
- Corrosives such as sulphuric acid and caustic soda
- Acute toxins such as cyanide
- Irritants such as ammonia
- Sensitising agents such as isocyanates
- Carcinogens such as benzene and vinyl chloride
- Heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminium
- Petroleum products
If you are in regular contact with any of these substances within the work place and feel you are suffering health issues as a result of this do not hesitate to give us a call and speak with our Specialist Panel of No-Win No-Fee Solicitors.
Why choose us for your hazardous materials accident claim?
Solicitors acknowledge how critical your recovery is and will take into account the circumstances of your accident or illness you have suffered as a result on coming into contact with hazardous substances within the workplace.
Our Solicitors will guide you through this difficult process and will adjust their approach to give your claim the best chance of success. Many people who wish to make a claim will want to discuss all available options before going ahead and are able to discuss your options in a no obligation assessment.
If you feel you to want to proceed with a claim then all of our Solicitors offer a No-Win No Fee service so through the entirety of your claim there will never be any cost to yourself yet you will still be provide with a Specialist Solicitor.
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