Chemical injuries are a major occupational hazard facing workers in the UK’s industrial sector. Every year, thousands of workers suffer injury from exposure to corrosive and toxic chemicals. Recent advances in the industrial sector have seen new and even more dangerous chemical products being routinely used, exposing people to various health problems such as burns, poisoning, respiratory ailments and even cancer.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered any form of chemical injury as a result of another person’s negligent actions, then you might be eligible to compensation.
Steps to prevent a chemical injury
Whether at home or at the workplace, you can follow these steps to prevent a chemical injury:
- Keep all chemicals locked away and safely out of the reach of children
- Store chemicals properly sealed and in their original containers after use
- Use chemicals in a well lit and ventilated area
- Unless properly trained in chemical handling, avoid mixing chemicals
- Always handle chemicals using the right equipment and wearing the proper protective gear and clothing
Seek medical attention
If you suspect that you or someone else has been exposed to a hazardous substance, call an ambulance immediately, even if you’re unsure whether the substance is toxic. Early diagnosis and treatment of a chemical injury can help prevent debilitating or life-threatening complications.
Another reason why seeking medical attention is so important is that your medical report is a strong piece of evidence that our expert lawyers will use to support your claim for compensation. Without proof of medical attention, it is unlikely you have a valid chemical injury compensation claim.
Why make a chemical injury claim?
In most cases, sustaining a chemical injury affects your ability to work. It might even leave you struggling with simple, everyday activities. Compensation from a claim can help to ease the burden placed on you and your family by recovering finances lost while seeking treatment and in missed wages. If you suffered a chemical injury at your place of work, making a claim can have the positive effect of bringing change to the workplace, preventing a co-worker from suffering a similar injury.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
If in the last three years you’ve been exposed to corrosive substances, suffered chemical burns or developed an illness as a result of chemical exposure, you could be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you start a risk free, no-win, no-fee* claim and fight fearlessly on your behalf to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
To get started on a claim, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Make the call today.
Category: Chemical injury claims