According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work...
...in 2015, 17% of workers in the EU reported that they are exposed to chemical products or substances for at least a quarter of their working time. 15% report that they are breathing in smoke, fumes, powder or dust during work.
Our leading hazardous substances claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury or illness due to hazardous substances or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee hazardous substances claims solicitors
Almost all of our hazardous substances claims cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Injuries and illnesses involving hazardous substances explained
Hazardous substances in the workplace can lead to serious injuries and health problems. Whether you have been involved in an accident or you have been exposed to hazardous substances, if your illness is the result of someone else’s negligence, contact us to establish your full legal position.
Most common causes and types of injuries and illnesses involving hazardous substances
There are different substances that can cause illness or injuries. We have helped individuals with compensation claims involving the following hazardous substances:
- Dangerous chemicals and products containing chemicals
- Vapour, fumes or dust from hazardous materials
- Industrial gases
- Bacteria, viruses and other biological agents
Exposure to these substances and by-products can lead to all kinds of injuries and illness:
- Mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure
- Different forms of cancer:
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Dermatitis and other skin conditions
- Asthma and other respiratory conditions
- Chemical burns
- Internal organ damage
- Leptospirosis or Legionnaires Disease
What can I claim for?
If you are suffering from an illness or injury as a result of exposure to hazardous substances, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my illness?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.
If you have been exposed to hazardous substances at work, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
My husband inhaled hazardous fumes at work for years. He has been retired for 5 years and just passed away after a long fight against lung cancer. Can I claim for compensation on his behalf?
If your husband’s illness can be connected to his work environment, you may be able to claim compensation from his former employer’s liability insurance. Even if he has been diagnosed with lung cancer after his retirement, we can help you to claim compensation on his behalf.
How much can I claim for an accident or illness involving hazardous substances?
It completely depends on your illness and the impact it has on your life. If the illness was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.
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