Compensation for arsenic poisoning

When it comes to the workplace there are a number of dangerous substances that you could potentially be exposed to and if you aren’t given the correct safety equipment and don’t take the correct safety precautions then it can in fact become a very dangerous area. Arsenic is one of the most dangerous chemicals that you could come into contact with and it is found in a number of common substances across a range of workplaces, just 30 minutes severe exposure to this chemical could result in death.

If you have been injured from an exposure to arsenic through the negligence of your employer, or through not being given the correct protective equipment, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

How could I contract arsenic poisoning?

There are a number of ways that you could contract arsenic poisoning, but it most commonly occurs in the workplace and some of the common examples that we deal with include:

  • Work which involves pesticides and herbicides
  • Inhalation of the gas arsine
  • Ingestion of certain chemicals or pharmaceuticals
  • Factory work such as glass production or wood treatment
  • Metal foundry and smelting.

What are some common symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

There are a number of symptoms that you could exhibit as the result of arsenic poisoning and these include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Stomach cramps
  • Seizures and shock
  • Death.

Who could I make a claim against?

If you feel that your employer has been negligent towards you and you have been exposed to arsenic and developed injuries or illness as a result then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you are working in a safe and secure working environment and in addition that they provide you with any protective equipment that you may need to perform your daily task, if you feel that they haven’t done this and you have been left with injuries as a result then you could be eligible to make a claim against them.

What should I do next?

If you feel that you have been the victim of arsenic poisoning through the negligence of your employer then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them and at Manners Pimblett we are here to help you. Our team will work with you throughout the personal injury process and ensure that you have a helping hand there with you, every step of the way. Working together and drawing on our knowledge and expertise we aim to give your compensation claim every chance of success which it deserves.

To find out more about how the team at Manners Pimblett can help you with your personal injury claim, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772.

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