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    Compensation Claim In Sutton

    Compensation Claim In Sutton

    Exposed to Hazardous Substances and Compensation Claims In Sutton

    Today’s work environment is a safer place than it was in the past, and there are regulations in place to protect employees from exposure to hazardous substances. However, not all employers follow the safety regulations and many employees still suffer from work-related illnesses and injuries caused by exposure to hazardous substances.

    Have you been exposed to hazardous substances at work and developed an illness? Has your employer put your health at risk? If so, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim in Sutton.

    The Accident Advice Helplines’ team of expert advisors and professional solicitors deal with exposure to hazardous substances compensation claims on a regular basis.

    Dangerous Chemicals in the Workplace

    There are many toxic substances in the workplace. Some examples of common hazardous substances in the workplace are:

    • Acids
    • Caustic substances
    • Glues
    • Paint
    • Heavy metals
    • Disinfectants
    • Petroleum products
    • Solvents

    If you have been exposed to any of the above substances, or any other hazardous substances, without adequate safety protection and you become ill, you have a high probability of achieving a successful compensation claim in Sutton, or anywhere across the UK.

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    Injuries and Illnesses caused by Hazardous Substances

    Exposure to hazardous substances can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Some common illnesses and injuries that result from exposure to hazardous substances are:

    • Cancers
    • Dermatitis
    • Asthma
    • Poisoning
    • Burns and Scalds

     COSHH Regulations are there to protect you

    Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, your employer is required to control substances that are harmful to health. This means that all employers have a duty of care  and must make sure employees are not exposed to dangerous substances in the workplace. If you work with hazardous substances, your employer should take the following steps to protect you:

    • Identify hazards
    • Carry out a risk assessment
    • Control the hazards
    • Make sure the control measures are implemented
    • Provide employees with information, instruction and training
    • Monitor health where appropriate

    Call Accident Advice Helpline 

    If you have been exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances and become ill, please call one of our friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. Your employer is very likely to be found negligent because illness or injury is often preventable if hazardous substances are used properly. Call 0800 180 4123 and start your compensation claim.

    Find out quickly with our 30-second test how much your compensation claim could be worth!

    Date Published: 1st September 2013

    Author: amco37

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