There are many forms of accidents and also illnesses which, if you can prove they were not your fault, you can claim compensation for. There will be an accident solicitor in Hindhead and elsewhere in the UK that can advise you as to whether or not you have a case to claim compensation. You should file a claim for compensation for personal injury within three years of having the accident, or within the same time period of first being diagnosed with an illness which could be work-related.
Exposure to hazardous substances
There are many different types of hazardous substances such as asbestos, PVC, lead and a plethora of others. If you work with these substances, your employer must provide you with protective clothing and ensure that levels of exposure to these hazardous substances are kept to the minimum.
“The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations” or COSHH lay down the rules for employers to follow and failure to do so can lead to an employer being liable for personal injury compensation claims.
If you have been exposed to any hazardous substance and have developed an illness, then you should contact an accident solicitor in Hindhead or another UK specialist solicitor.
Lead is just one substance which comes into the category of hazardous substances. It is used in many forms, for example lead is used in the manufacturing of batteries and lead oxide can be produced when an old building which is demolished and lead or metalwork coated with lead paint is cut up. If you work with lead then your employer should provide you with protective clothing.
Members of the public can contract lead poisoning if there is a spillage or if it has been disposed of or incinerated in dangerous ways.
The symptoms of lead poisoning range from the mild, abdominal pain, nausea and headaches to the more serious. Nowadays exposure to high levels of lead is rare, but accidents do occur.
Accident solicitor in Hindhead
If you believe you have lead poisoning then you should contact an accident solicitor in Hindhead to make a personal injury claim to get justice and compensation. You can find an accident solicitor in Hindhead by typing this phrase into your internet search engine and if you do that, you will probably find an advert for Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted day and night every day of the week on 800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We will give you our expert advice and help advance your claim for compensation if that is what you want us to do. If you also visit our website, you can take the thirty second test and find out how much you could get if your claim is successful. Call us for free advice today.
Date Published: 29th May 2013