Most of us instinctively know that chemicals can be dangerous. They are around us every single day of our lives, and many of them are immensely useful in specific situations. However, they should still be treated with care, and we should know and recognise how to use them and how not to use them.
There have been incidents where people have been hurt by coming into contact with dangerous chemicals. The injuries you could sustain from dangerous chemicals can be severe. Burns to the skin are possible, and these can be deep and serious in nature. If a particular chemical is accidentally ingested, it can cause serious harm.
How could you prevent the injuries you could sustain from dangerous chemicals?
The answer to this question is to pay attention to any warnings that are depicted on bottles or other containers that hold the chemicals. A chemical should never be removed from its original bottle or container, as no one else will know what is inside it.
Additionally, if you handle chemicals as part of your work, it is imperative that all the proper health and safety rules are followed at all times. Your employer should have conducted a risk assessment to determine where any likely risks are, and how the risks can be reduced. For example, this might include wearing face masks to prevent the inhalation of fumes. It might also entail wearing other protective equipment in case spillages occur. Proper procedures should also be in place to deal with any spillages quickly and effectively.
Have you received injuries associated with dangerous chemicals?
Furthermore, do you suspect someone else may have been negligent in letting the situation you were injured in take place to begin with? These are tough questions to answer, which is why legal advice can be a very good idea in this instance.
The best course of action is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. A fast, 30-second test on our website could help you determine whether compensation is likely to be paid in your situation. You might also want to call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you can make a no win, no fee* claim. We could put you together with a professional injury compensation lawyer who might be able to help you get the compensation you could be entitled to receive.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Chemical injury claims