A personal injury claim for an accident at work is something that an individual would prefer to avoid, and sometimes a person can be unclear whether the circumstances of their accident actually warrant a claim for compensation. For this reason, Accident Advice Helpline is offering chemical burn at work advice. A chemical burn is described as an injury to the skin or other organ tissue as a result of unprotected skin coming into contact with corrosive chemicals. The list of chemicals that can cause this type of injury is vast, and many people have even received burns to the skin because of contact with wet cement and concrete. The working environments where chemical burns have occurred range from hospitals to factories and laboratories, and even roadworks where tarmac and concrete are regularly used.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all workers are provided with the correct safety equipment in order to safely carry out their job. When dealing with dangerous chemicals, protective clothing should be worn, including protection for the hands, breathing apparatus, and goggles for the eyes. Failure to follow the guidelines set down by law will result in the employers being liable for prosecution, and the injury of an employee as a result of negligence will present a case for a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has a 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 that is manned by friendly and helpful staff who will be able to assist a person who is looking for advice after receiving a chemical burn at work.
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Dangerous chemicals are more common in the workplace than many people think, and chemicals such as bleach and other cleaning agents are an example of potentially dangerous substances that must be handled with care. In all cases appropriate training must be given to workers who use such things as a part of their job. Chemical burns vary in their degree of severity and the injuries received can permanently scar the unfortunate recipient. In this case long-term treatment can be needed, possibly involving reconstructive surgery or skin grafts. Counselling may also be needed to help a person to recover from the psychological effects of their ordeal. Studies have shown that injuries resulting in severe scarring or disfigurement can cause issues with anxiety and depression. Our specialist lawyers realise that a compensation claim needs to cover all possibilities of long-term treatment.
The effects of the injury are the primary concern for our team of personal injury lawyers, who realise that the repercussions of an injury at work can lead to financial problems as time off work is taken in order to recover. Free legal advice is available from Accident Advice Helpline in order to help a person to evaluate the situation that they may find themselves in.
All of the claims that our team of lawyers deal with are also taken on in a no win, no fee basis. In this way we can ensure that our clients do not risk any further financial worries than those that are caused by the incident. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 3, 2014
Author: David Brown