If you are thinking of making a perfume making accident claim, the first thing you are going to need is good advice, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide it. Your initial telephone consultation with us will be completely free of charge and we will go over your situation with you in detail to work out if a claim is possible.
Because we understand that accidents can be traumatic, we will not put you under any pressure and you will not have to proceed with your claim either with us or anyone else, if you do not want to. We will let you know how much time you have in which to make your claim and it will then be up to you to decide how fast you want to proceed.
The rules of claiming
Under UK compensation law, you can usually only make a perfume making accident claim if you see a doctor straight after the accident (or at least whilst the injury is fresh) and if the claim is processed within three years.
Exceptions can apply, however, if you have a problem that has taken a long time to develop, such as liver disease stemming from repeated exposure to toluene. In this type of case it is vital to seek legal help as soon as the problem is diagnosed.
Typical perfume making injuries
The most common legally actionable problems resulting from perfume making accidents are as follows:
- Physical and chemical burns following the failure of protective equipment.
- Inhalation injuries caused by flawed equipment or poor advice.
- Ongoing headaches or migraines.
- Damage to the lungs, liver or kidneys from repeat exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- Cancer triggered by repeat exposure to VOCs.
Problems like this can occur in any environment where perfume is being made and they could still be actionable even if you were making perfume at home.
Making a commercial perfume making accident claim
If you were injured when working for a perfume manufacturer, and you had not been provided with the right safety equipment, or were not given the right training, it may be possible for you to bring a case against your employer.
This could apply whether or not you still work there. In order to do so, you will need a skilled industrial accident solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline we can provide you with this support.
If you choose to make a perfume making accident claim with the assistance of Accident Advice Helpline, you will not need to raise the finance up front, as we use a no win, no fee* system.
We are we can quickly arrange for you to work with one of our in-house solicitors by telephone in most cases, reducing the need to travel to meetings. Everything we do is arranged around you, because when you are recovering from an accident, the last thing we want to do is add to your troubles.
If you would like to talk to us about your situation and the legal options for making a perfume making accident claim, just give us a call on 0800 689 0500. We are always happy to help.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim