Arsenic poisoning is an extremely serious condition which can lead to lung cancer and has been known to increase the risk of other cancer, including stomach and kidney cancer.
Arsenic poisoning claims are among the most serious accident at work claims we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline. Here are the top five workplaces where arsenic poisoning is likely to take place.
Workplaces commonly culpable for arsenic poisoning
- Copper smelting: The process of copper smelting produces arsenic as a by-product and can cause serious harm through inhalation or exposure to the skin.
- Mining: As arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s soil, working in the mining industry increases the likelihood of being exposed to arsenic poisoning.
- Farming: Traces of arsenic are found in fertiliser used for growing crops. However in some cases, the level of arsenic in fertiliser can reach deadly levels and has been known to cause outbreaks of serious illness in farming & agriculture sectors.
- Electronics: Arsenic is widely used in the electronics industry in the form of gallium arsenide as a conductor.
- Wood preservation: Arsenic has many industrial uses such as in the electronics industry mentioned above but it is also used for wood preservation.
What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?
Acute or immediate symptoms of arsenic poisoning include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Cardiac problems
Can I claim compensation for arsenic poisoning?
If you’ve been diagnosed with arsenic poisoning as the result of your work within the last three years, through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation including industrial accidents, such as arsenic poisoning. We boast over 15 years’ experience in helping those who have suffered a wrong that wasn’t their fault.
All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the event that your claim for compensation does not succeed.
Will I have to make a court appearance?
Making a claim for industrial accident compensation presents the often traumatic prospect of facing an employer in court. Thankfully, with Accident Advice Helpline, the majority of our claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance.
Speak with one of our friendly advisers today for more information, via Freephone number 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice