Have you suffered chemical burns?
When people come into contact with toxic liquids or substances, they can suffer very serious injuries. As well as suffering devastating burns to their skin, they can also face breathing problems or damage to their lungs. If you were to swallow or ingest a dangerous liquid, you could also sustain burns to your throat or stomach, and this would need to be treated immediately.
Due to this, it’s important to take great care when using these types of substances. You should read the bottle or label carefully so that you use the substance appropriately. Many chemicals should be diluted with water before use, for example.
When could you make a claim with accident solicitors in Bellingham?
If you were exposed to something toxic and you shouldn’t have been, you may be able to make a claim for compensation if you were injured or became unwell. If your workplace was found to have toxins in the walls or paint, for example, you could make a claim against your employers.
If you are regularly exposed to dangerous chemicals, but you aren’t afforded the right protection, you could also go on to make a claim with accident solicitors in Bellingham. If there was a leak or if the products weren’t contained properly, for example, you should be eligible to take legal action.
When can you make a claim?
Although many claimants like to take action quickly, this may not be possible if you’ve been badly hurt. As you may require intensive medical treatment, you may not feel up to making a claim with accident solicitors in Bellingham straight away.
Luckily, most claimants have up to three years in which to make a claim, so you could still obtain compensation at a later date. Of course, if you don’t feel up to making a claim alone, a member of your family may be able to assist you or act on your behalf.
Let Accident Advice Helpline help you
If you’d like to make a compensation claim without any stress or hassle, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide all the assistance you need and we’ll be on hand to help you at every stage of your compensation claim.
To find out more about the support we can offer, talk to our personal injury team on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Don’t forget – we provide free no-obligation advice, so you can find out everything you need to know without paying any upfront fees.
Date Published: 15th April 2014
Author: David Brown