Arsenic is the 20th most abundant component of the Earth’s crust, commonly found as an impurity in metal ores. In small doses, exposure to arsenic can cause damage to the skin, liver, peripheral nerves and cardiovascular system. In large doses, exposure can be fatal.
Although it is known to be an extremely dangerous substance, many industries use arsenic, causing accident at work claims of varying severity.
Industrial use of arsenic
In liquid form, arsenic is used in many pesticides and herbicides and in gaseous form is used in electronics, chemicals and the pharmaceutical industry. It is also found in many wood preservatives. As the result of copper smelting, arsenic may also be released into the atmosphere as a waste product.
Claiming compensation for arsenic poisoning
Arsenic poisoning is extremely serious and can be fatal. If you’ve been exposed to arsenic poisoning as a result of your occupation and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim work accident compensation. Compensation will not provide relief from the pain of your injuries, but it may help to alleviate financial difficulties that arise as the result of a work-related injury.
Financial difficulties may arise in the form of unforeseen medical bills, expenses from travelling to and from treatment and loss of earnings from time taken off work.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 years’ experience In all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents in the workplace. We pride ourselves on our reliability, dependability and integrity.
Our expert legal team will help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. With Accident Advice Helpline, all of our claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the event your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
Will I have to go to court and testify against my employer?
Many people fear the often daunting prospect of a showdown with their employer in court. This can be a traumatic experience. Thankfully, with Accident Advice Helpline, the majority of our claims are settled outside court, meaning that many of our clients will never have to set foot in a courtroom.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. One of our friendly and professional advisors is on hand to help you with any questions that you might have. You will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice