Chemical Poisoning Claims


If you have suffered harm due to wrongful exposure to harmful chemicals at work due to the negligence of your employer or other party you may be eligible to recover compensation from the relevant liability insurers.


Specialists in chemical poisoning claims


We have successfully brought claims against employers and other parties (such as haulage firms, trade waste collection companies or customers) who were responsible for causing workers to come into contact with substances hazardous to health through skin contact and/or inhalation. Parties handling harmful substances are regulated by the requirements of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.


Non-workers who have suffered bodily harm through the escape of harmful pollutants contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 may have causes of civil redress also in the torts of Nuisance and or Negligence.


Making a claim


If you or a member of your family have been injured  or have developed health problems as a result of expoasure to hazardous substances, it is important to retain any evidence you may have which supports your claim. Photographs on mobile telephones of 'Hazchem' warnings , leaking containers, poor housekeeping arrangements for dealing with spillages, defective respiratory or personal protective equipment, poor ventilation and a lack of training and information often feature in the cases which we have been involved in.  Our investigations include seeking disclosure of the employer's records, site inspections and researching records held by the Environment  Agency and the Health and Safety Executive. We have access to the very best medical experts chemists, occupational hygienists and toxicologists and we use the very best counsel.


Every case is unique and it is best to seek advice at the earliest opportunity. We offer free initial advice without any obligation and can provide home visits within 24 hours. We specialise in no win, no fee claims and there is nothing to pay if the claim does not succeed. If the claim succeeds we seek a contribution from our client's damages but the client keeps the vast majority of the damages. Bringing a claim therefore does not place the client at any financial risk.