Chemical Poisoning Claims
If you have suffered from poisoning as a result of exposure to harmful chemicals in the workplace get in touch with Carrs solicitors and begin making your claim for compensation today. Exposure to dangerous chemicals can lead to serious health problems, disease or injury. If you have suffered due to the neglect of your employer you may be eligible to make a chemical poisoning claim against them.
Specialists in chemical poisoning claims
People who work in industry, manufacturing and engineering are at a much higher risk of chemical poisoning because they come into contact with hazardous substances on a regular basis. Employees are sometimes asked to handle chemical agents without the proper training or protective equipment, leading to injuries and cases of poisoning. Employers are required to comply with statutory duties designed to limit chemical exposure such as the control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
Other members of the public can also be exposed to harmful chemicals through negligence, such as when industrial waste is dumped into the sea, rivers or the air by companies. This can lead to chemical poisoning and result in serious health problems and give rise to so called toxic tort claims. Inhaling chemicals can cause breathing difficulties, irritation nausea and dizziness. Direct contact with chemicals can cause burns, skin irritations, and eye injuries. Some of the more long term effects include asthma, dermatitis and cancer.
Making a claim
If you or a member of your family have been injured and developed health problems as a result of chemical poisoning, it is important to retain any evidence you may have which supports your claim. Evidence from doctor’s visits, prescriptions and proof of expenses incurred will help you make a successful chemical poisoning claim. Our investigations can include seeking disclosure of employers records, site inspections and in some cases researching records held by the Environment Agency.
With sound evidence that your employer was in breach of its duty of care and responsible for your poisoning, the expert solicitor at Carrs can help you win the compensation you deserve. Our team will be happy to guide you through the claims process, ensuring you are well informed every step of the way. We specialise in no win, no fee claims.
If you think you have a work related illness caused by chemical poisoning, call Carrs today on 0800 587 0746 to talk to a specialist solicitor and start making a successful claim. Home visits can be arranged within 24 hours notice. Fill out an enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.