If you find yourself needing to find out about claiming compensation after injuries at work in East Dunbartonshire contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now. You may have been working in one of the area’s numerous vehicle repair garages, or elsewhere in your place of work, when you had your accident. Wherever it occurred in your workplace, and it was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
The hazards associated with some cleaning and degreasing substances
Maintaining and repairing motor vehicles often entails the use of cleaning and degreasing substances, which if not handled with appropriate care and caution, can cause serious injury. Injury can arise from direct skin contact with a substance, from inhaling vapours that the substance might give off, or by accidentally splashing the substance into your eyes. Some substances are also highly flammable and should be kept well away from sparks or naked flames.
Choosing the least harmful products
There are a number of alternative cleaning and degreasing products on the market today, and it is incumbent as part of the employers care of duty to employees, to select substances that carry less risk. The nature and level of any attendant risks can be ascertained from reading the COSHH information sheets that should be available for each and every potentially hazardous product.
If you think that you can prove that your employer was negligent in his or her duties towards you, then you may well be wondering about claiming compensation for injuries at work in East Dunbartonshire.
If employers expect their workers to use any of these products, they should also make the COSHH information sheets available to them in order to alert them to any potential risks, so that appropriate action can be taken. They should also be prepared to issue the necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to mitigate any such risks.
The potential hazards of some products are lessened if they are used in well ventilated work areas. This must be borne in mind when substance that emit vapours, (such as ammonia and chlorine), are used. In poorly ventilated areas, if vapours are allowed to build up, the cumulative effect can cause workers to pass out.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice about claiming compensation for injuries at work in East Dunbartonshire
Call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time to find out more about making a claim for your injuries.
Ring us from a landline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or call from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. Leave a message if no one can answer your call and we will ring you back.
Alternatively send the text message “claim365” to 88010 and we will call you to find out how we can help you with the claims’ process.
Why not call or text us now for expert claims advice?
Date Published: 21st September 2014