In some work environments there is a range of chemicals that are used and these can be hazardous to human health as well as toxic and corrosive. It is uncommon but it can happen that employees suffer side effects due to the exposure to the chemicals. The severity of any injury or illness will depend on how much exposure you have actually had to the chemical. If you have been injured as a result of chemicals within the workplace then you will be able to claim compensation.
Employers have a duty of care towards their employees and this means that they need to do everything that they can to keep the employees stay safe. It is very important that risk assessments are carried out so that any risks can be identified. Any risks that are identified in a risk assessment need to be addressed in order to remove or at least minimise it as much as possible.
Employers need to provide suitable training for staff members in order to alert them to potential hazards and what they need to do when working with the chemicals. Some of the safety precautions that might be put in place include limiting the amount of exposure that the person has to a specific chemical and wearing safety equipment such as gloves. Some chemicals can react to certain health conditions such as asthma therefore, people with asthma should not be exposed to the chemical. The extent of the chemical injury will vary depending on how much exposure there has been and if there is any underling conditions which can have an impact.
Claiming compensation: An injury claim lawyer in Goathland or Accident Advice Helpline
When it comes to claiming the compensation that you are entitled to, you have two options which are injury claim lawyers in Goathland or a national law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. Both of these options will be able to give you advice and information on getting your case for compensation. Although your first instinct may be to claim using your local injury claim lawyer in Goathland, Accident Advice Helpline have a large team of lawyers therefore, they will have more experience in this type of case. Having representation from an experienced lawyer can make a big difference to the case and the outcome of the case. If you would like Accident Advice Helpline to represent your case then give them a call on 0800 689 0500 and the friendly team of professional advisors will be able to assist you with making your case.
Date Published: 9th December 2013
Author: David Brown