Compensation for Benzene Poisoning

When it comes to chemicals, there are many products that are dangerous to the human body, yet are used in everyday business. When we are around these products it’s important that we take the correct precautions to ensure that we are fitted with the right safety equipment and that the correct safety procedures are in place, otherwise employees could sustain substantial injuries.

If you have been subjected to benzene poisoning within your workplace then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to cover any costs that you have incurred as a result. 

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How could I contract Benzene Poisoning?

There are a number of situations where you could suffer from benzene poisoning and these include:

  • Ingestion of nail varnishes, removers and lacquers
  • Ingestion of many industrial solvents
  • Contact during the processing or manufacturing stages of various benzene based products
  • Contact or ingestion of gasoline
  • Contact or ingestion of diesel fuel.

What are some symptoms of Benzene Poisoning?

If you have been subjected to benzene poisoning then there are a number of symptoms that you could exhibit and these include:

  • Vomiting
  • Tight chest
  • Convulsions
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision.

Who could I make a claim against?

When it comes to making a compensation claim for benzene poisoning, the most common place that you will usually incur it is at work on the production line and as a result you may be eligible to make a claim against your employer. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you are able to work in a consistently safe environment and if there are risks they must provide you with adequate health and safety equipment. If you have been subjected to an environment which isn’t safe or where this hasn’t been provided then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a compensation claim the team at Manners Pimblett are here to help and we can help you throughout the process, every step of the way, to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Our team of experts bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience which can help you with your claim. So what are you waiting for? To find out more about how you can get your claim started contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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