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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Can I claim for a chemical burn at work?


    If an employee is considering initiating a personal injury claim for a chemical burn they will need to know if they ‘can claim for a chemical burn at work?’ Accidents at work are caused by various things, and can result in injuries such as burns, bumps, broken bones and worse. The type of accident or injury does not determine the validity of a claim and, in fact, all injuries that are the fault of the negligence of employers should be considered by the victim of the incident for a compensation claim.

    Coming into contact with a liquid or gas that burns can cause damage or blistering to the skin, eyes, nose or throat and can leave lasting damage such as scarring or disfigurement. The law states that it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that protective clothing is supplied to workers, and that employees receive proper training in working with dangerous substances. The suffering that a chemical burn can cause goes beyond the physical effects of the accident. Sufferers of chemical burns regularly need long-term treatment, as skin grafts and plastic surgery are needed in order to heal the effects of the injury.

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    The financial implications of such an incident can have a crippling long-term effect on the victim of the accident. At Accident Advice Helpline, our specialist lawyers endeavour to ease the stress of a traumatic incident by recovering as much of the costs incurred by a chemical burn at work as possible. It may be that a person is unable to return to work as a result of their injuries, or that the recovery period leads to a loss of earnings. For information on how to approach the claim process our 24-hour, 7 days a week helpline staff are there to ease the concerns of victims, or the representatives of victims of an accident at work.

    By choosing to make a personal injury claim for a chemical burn, an employee is helping to prevent the same incident happening again to a workmate as the problem areas of a company’s health and safety practices are highlighted and addressed. Scarring, disfigurement, or breathing problems can cause lasting psychological damage to the victim of the accident, and in this case it may be that depression or problems with anxiety will need to be treated with counselling sessions. Our law firm will help a person to recover costs for such treatment as part of their compensation claim.

    For further information on how much a person is entitled to and the validity of a claim, Accident Advice Helpline have a short form on their website that can answer any questions a person may have in under a minute. Alternatively, there is a multitude of case studies and helpful advice contained on the website itself. For a more personable approach and free legal advice, the helpline – 0800 689 0500 – is manned by highly trained staff that will help with compensation claim queries.

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    Date Published: February 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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