Accidents at work caused by chemicals and accident at work compensation in Gwynedd
In the workplace, everyone should adhere to the rules and regulations laid down to ensure the safety of all. Without adherence to these rules and regulations, the likelihood of accidents occurring increases and as such so too does the risk of personal bodily injury. Accident Advice Helpline, and their team of expert and friendly advisers, have been providing help and support when it comes to making claims for accident at work compensation in Gwynedd for some years now. Depending on what you do for a living, you may have cause to work with chemicals and as such there should be a greater emphasis on managing the accident risk level.
Many chemicals can cause problems breathing if ingested and can also cause severe burns to the skin and eyes so it is important that if you are working with chemicals, you and all those who work alongside you are taking the correct precautions and are properly trained.
Inhalation of dangerous substances at work
If you have problems with your respiratory system then it will be expected that your employer will already be aware of this and make the necessary arrangements when it comes to working with certain materials to ensure your safety.
If you have been injured through an accident that could have been avoided but was caused by not taking your pre-existing medical condition into consideration then you may be eligible for compensation.
Every year, thousands of individuals in the workplace are left with complications to pre-existing illnesses because not enough care was taken to ensure their health and well being was monitored whilst at work.
Pre-existing medical conditions and accidents
As we have already noted, some pre-existing illnesses can be made worse if you have suffered injuries because an accident at work that wasn’t your fault. Whilst it is your responsibility to ensure your employer knows that you have a pre-existing condition it is reasonable to expect that your employer – working in conjunction with your work colleagues – will make every effort to ensure your illness is not exacerbated.
Suffering injuries as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault which then leads your condition being made worse may entitle you to receive accident at work compensation in Gwynedd, or wherever you had your accident.
To find out if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation, contact our team of advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline and a member of the team will talk you through the initial assessment process.
Our telephone lines are open 7 days a week and we can be contacted by calling our landline number 0800 689 0500 or our mobile number 0333 500 0993. Alternatively you can text the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and someone will call you back at a time more suited to you to discuss claiming accident at work compensation in Gwynedd.
Date Published: 28th December 2014
Author: David Brown