Minchinhampton is an ancient market town set in an Area Of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) – the Cotswolds. Unfortunately it also has a few problems as the nearby former air force base at Aston Down is believed to be contaminated with radioactive material as it was stored there after after nuclear tests were done in the 1960s.
If you live in Minchinhampton you may be looking for expert injury lawyers in Minchinhampton because you have been diagnosed with an illness or a disease which you can prove was the result of negligence on the part of another person. You have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim if this is the case.
Expert injury lawyers in Minchinhampton
You may also be attempting to find expert injury lawyers in Minchinhampton because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. In some instances you have only two years in which to make a claim, although, generally, you have three years in which to do so. You should check with expert injury lawyers Minchinhampton or elsewhere to find out how long you have in which to make your claim, or you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline to obtain this, and much more information about any aspect of a personal injury compensation claim.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) is the law which is used to ensure employers control substances which can badly affect the health and safety of their workers. These substances can take a variety of forms (dust, liquids and gases or vapours and germs). The list of hazardous substances below is taken from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website,
- Products containing chemicals
- Gases and asphyxiating gases and
- Biological agents (germs). If the packaging has any hazard signs on it then it is classed as a hazardous substance.
- Germs that cause diseases such as leptospirosis or legionnaires disease as well as germs used in laboratories.
If you work with any hazardous substances, if your protective gear is not regularly checked then you could be working in a dangerous condition. There are preventative measures which can be taken to minimize the health risk to workers, and these include using control equipment such as ventilation and extraction systems and ensuring strict supervision and appropriate training.
Workers should follow hygiene rules to the letter as well as using the control equipment issued. They should also be sure to wear the protective gear they are issued with. If they suspect that there is something amiss, they should immediately inform their supervisor.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 13th December 2013
Author: David Brown