However if proper health and safety is not followed or implemented it can mean serious consequences when workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals unnecessarily. If you develop a health problem, disease or are injured because of neglect you could be able to make a chemical poisoning claim for compensation.
Chemical poisoning can cause all kinds of health problems, some which are short lived and other more serious permanent conditions.
Workers involved the industrial, manufacturing or engineering processes are more likely to exposed to dangerous chemicals.
It has also been known for members of the public to have been exposed to dangerous chemicals as a result of negligence, for example with industrial waste that is released into the sea, rivers, land sites or air by a company, causing serious health problems from chemical poisoning.
When a dangerous chemical is inhaled it can cause the following symptoms:
Some more long lasting consequences of chemical poisoning could be occupational asthma, asbestosis and cancer.
Direct contact with some chemicals can cause skin irritations, dermatitis, burns or eye injuries too. In rare circumstances chemical poisoning or exposure can be fatal.
If you think you have developed a health problem after being exposed to dangerous chemicals, you need to make sure that there is evidence to prove this. At Hattons Solicitors we can help guide you through the process but if you have evidence such as photographs, witnesses or examples of a substance then all of this can assist your case.
Many employees worry that they could lose their job if they make a claim against their employer. However it is standard practice for an employer to have insurance that should cover any insurance awarded.
We can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like legal advice about a chemical poisoning or exposure claim for compensation call our legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now Form to the right of this screen and we will call you back.