Claiming compensation for a lack of safety equipment when working with chemicals

There are many different types of chemical disease and chemical injury which could result in you becoming injured, including chemical burns, chemical poisoning and allergies arising from chemical exposure, along with a huge range of possible symptoms. Cases such as this most commonly occur in industrial businesses or medical facilities such as hospitals, engineering or demolition, as employees are constantly exposed to materials which could result in a chemical reaction.

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If you believe that you have suffered a chemical related injury in the workplace that could have been avoided with appropriate safety equipment, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. There are certain measures that must be in place when you are working with chemicals, such as the amount of exposure you are allowed to have in order to reduce the risk of injury. Another measure which helps to prevent many different types of chemical injury is that employees should be provided with protective clothing; a task that is the responsibility of your manager.

In what situation might a claim be made?

There are certain precautions which should be taken to prevent most different types of chemical disease and injury, but if these haven’t been imposed then you could look to make a claim. Some common examples of where you may wish to make a claim include:

·         Claims against a failure to provide adequate safety equipment

·         Claims if you have been left with permanent injuries

·         Claims against an allergic reaction to chemical exposure

·         Claims against chemical burns

·         Claims against asbestos-related diseases

Who could make a claim against?

If you have been exposed to chemicals in the workplace then you could be at risk of being seriously injured, often resulting in long-term health issues which can have a major effect on your life. If you believe that you have been a victim of this, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. A claim could be made against your manager for failing to provide adequate safety equipment and training, or it could be made against a health and safety officer for inappropriately signposting the area. If you believe that they have failed in this duty, then you could make a claim against them for putting your health at risk.

Can the team at Manners Pimblett help me with my case?

If you have been injured while working with chemicals and you believe it could have been prevented, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Making a successful claim isn’t as straightforward as it appears, which is why seeking professional help can be in your best interests. Manners Pimblett have over 20 years of experiences in dealing with cases such as this and our team of specialists will do their utmost to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If you are unsure about what to do, then simply speak to one of our advisors at Manners Pimblett today to find out on 0845 077 0772.

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