Have you ever heard of something called chromium? This is a metal that has many different applications. It can also exist as a number of compounds, each referred to by a different number, such as II, III and IV. The metal itself is fine and is used to help make stainless steel products. However, it is the compounds that have the potential to cause health problems in those people who are exposed to it.
Since chromium compounds are typically used to help change the colours of various materials in the dyeing process, it is possible that anyone working with materials in a large-scale industrial process could be exposed to chromium. They also appear in pigments that are used to create different paint colours and other similar items. As such, people working in these specific industries are more likely to find they can develop chromium poisoning.
Are you entitled to try and claim chromium poisoning compensation?
Yes, you can do so if you have been exposed and you suspect there was some degree of negligence in failing to protect you from this exposure. For example, this might happen on either a short-term or a long-term basis. Unlike some conditions, which take many years to present themselves after exposure to the offending material, chromium poisoning can mean you start experiencing symptoms virtually straight away. These can change as the length of time exposure continues for goes on.
Conditions such as dermatitis, asthma, rhinitis and bronchitis can be caused by exposure to chromium compounds. If any of these have been diagnosed in you and you think your workplace could be to blame for the condition, you should seek advice concerning the chance to make a chromium poisoning compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help
By calling the team at AAH, you have a chance to seek the very advice you are looking for. We provide this advice on a no win, no fee* basis, so you always have a chance to get the information you need. We can call on a large team of lawyers, each of whom has experience and specialises in a particular area of concern for people looking to make a claim.
Therefore, by calling 0800 689 0500 you may be able to speak with a lawyer who has already fought for and won some crucial compensation cases. Call now to get the help you need.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Chemical injury claims