Compensation for Accidents Involving Hazardous Substances

Hazardous substances can be found in most workplaces and if you have gained an injury as a result of coming into contact with one then you may be eligible for compensation. Hazardous substances can range from dangerous chemical liquids to poisonous gases found in many working environments, each with their ability to cause serious long term injury if not correctly treated.

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If you have suffered an injury from a hazardous substance due to no fault of your own then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. This compensation could cover your medical costs as well as any rehabilitation involved and a loss of income if you are away from work for an extended period of time.

What Hazardous Substances might I find in my workplace?

Hazardous substances can range from workplace to workplace and can include either liquids or gases that you may not even be able to see. Common substances include:

  • Chemicals including cleaning materials that are frequently used in a wide range of workplaces, these can include bleaches and sulphuric acids which are lethal if ingested by humans.
  • Radiation which can be emitted when working around nuclear cells. Exposure to high levels of radiation can result in death while exposure to low levels of radiation can still leave you with lifelong repercussions.
  • Toxic gases including nitrogen and carbon monoxide can be found in a range of workplaces and if ingested for an extended period of time can cause respiratory illnesses and disease.

What injuries can I get from Hazardous Substances?

Injuries from hazardous substances can range from a simple cough or cold picked up by bacteria in your working environment to more serious injuries from blindness, caused by hazardous materials entering the eye or face area to death if any toxic chemicals are ingested by workers.

How can I claim for my injury?

If you have become injured or are suffering from long-term effects of working with hazardous chemicals then you may be eligible to make an injury claim. The costs of long term injuries can be high so don’t put yourself out of pocket, if the injury was no fault of your own then you may be entitled to compensation which covers the on-going costs of your medical treatment as well as a loss of potential earnings.

At Manners Pimblett our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you get exactly what you are entitled to. Our staff will happily answer any questions that you have and put you straight on your way to making your own injury claim, putting the money that you are entitled to straight back into your pocket. So what are you waiting for? Call Manners Pimblett today and start making your claim. 0845 077 0772 

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