Workers in Newchurch sometimes find themselves having to hunt for a lawyer who offers to work on a no win no fee in Newchurch basis because they have suffered a workplace accident.
Thankfully most are minor but some are life threatening or even fatal. Slips, trips, and falls, falls from a height, machinery and vehicle injuries are sadly more common that you may realise.
On top of this are the claims from workers who have suffered exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Accident Advice Helpline is a leading law firm that deal with this type of claim every day. Here is some useful information on how you may be exposed to dangerous substances at work.
Lawyers working on a no win no fee in Newchurch basis – chemical exposure claims
A lawyer working on personal injury claims for no win no fee in Newchurch may have to deal with incidents caused by any of these:
- Biological agents (germs)
- Chemicals (as a solid or liquid)
- Products containing chemicals
- Fumes given off by substances
- Very small particles
The use of dangerous substances at work
Employees end up having to seek a personal injury lawyer who works for no win no fee in Newchurch because they have been exposed to hazardous substances because their employer did not take certain precautions to make sure that their health was protected.
Employers should carry out a risk assessment of what substances are in the workplace and of which employees will be exposed. They then should:
- Preferably avoid using the hazardous substance altogether
- Substitute the hazardous substance for another less hazardous one
- Use a safer form of the hazardous substance – perhaps a solid form instead of a liquid form
- Provide appropriate systems and protection so that the worker is not exposed to substances that could harm their health
Exposure to dangerous substances at work
Workers choose to consult a personal injury lawyer working for no win no fee in Newchurch because they have:
- Breathed in a gas, fume, dust or mist
- Touched a substance on their skin
- Injected a substance through their skin
- Swallowed a substance
There are published limits for exposure to some substances and employers must know what they are and adhere to them.
Using personal protective equipment in the work place
Personal protective equipment can include respirators, gloves, clothing, footwear and eye protection. It is not enough to just provide some equipment – an employer must ensure that:
- It is the correct equipment for the job
- It offers the correct level of protection
- Workers are trained in how to use it
- It is cleaned and maintained correctly
- It is monitored and replaced when needed
- It does not present any other risks e.g. will not get tangled in machinery
- It is comfortable and fits correctly
- It fits in with the other equipment that has to worn e.g. some eye protection and breathing equipment will not fit together
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry