Accidents in the chemical industry have the potential to be very serious. Thankfully this is rarely the case. However since workers are often handling, developing or manufacturing chemicals of various kinds, there is a clear need for health and safety to be at the forefront of everything they do.
Overall the number of accidents occurring throughout the industry has reduced as time has gone on. Of course there is still work to be done to eradicate them altogether, as is the case with every other industry you could think of. This should help ensure no one is hurt in any way in the future.
Examples of accidents in the chemical industry
When someone is handling chemicals of any kind they should be issued with appropriate protective equipment. This might include gloves, face masks and lab coats. They should be instructed on how to use each piece of equipment and they should be trained in how to perform their job safely. If one or more of these aspects is not taken care of, an injured worker might have good reason to bring about a compensation claim.
Of course there are other areas in which negligence could potentially lead to an accident as well. A simple trip, slip or fall will lead to the majority of accidents in many industries. Making sure any hazards are clearly marked before they are dealt with is one good way to reduce the instance of accidents happening that are down to such occurrences.
Do you have a case?
If you hold a position in the chemicals industry and you are wondering whether that accident you had might put you in a good position to make a claim for compensation, it is important to get hold of the facts first. You need every piece of information you can get regarding your accident if you are to consider making a legal claim.
The good news is you don’t have to do this alone. Accident Advice Helpline provides a free no-obligation advice service to anyone who calls. If we believe there is a chance you could indeed make a successful claim, we can pass you onto a professional injury compensation lawyer. All you need to do to get started is to call us on 0800 689 0500. We can discuss your case as soon as you call, so get in touch now.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen