Compensation for heavy metal poisoning

Working is something that most people do on a daily basis to form an income, but in some situations there are working environments which are more dangerous than others. When it comes to working in a factory environment then you may frequently be subjected to potentially harmful chemicals and environments, in this situation it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you are given the correct safety equipment and training to ensure that you are not injured as a result. 

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If you are subjected to heavy metal poisoning in your working environment then the repercussions can be incredibly serious and they can persist throughout your life. Your ability to work and perform normal daily tasks could be affected as a result of this type of poisoning, so you should not have to suffer in silence.

If you have been left out of pocket as a result of negligence on behalf of your employer then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What is heavy metal poisoning?

Heavy metal poisoning happens when you are exposed to a dangerous metal element which has a high density. Some examples of these metals include iron, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. If these substances come into contact with the skin they can break down skin cells and internal organs quite quickly, causing a whole range of illnesses to occur. 

Where might this occur?

When it comes to heavy metal poisoning there are a number of environments where this could occur, some of the most common include:

  • At home – if you live in a home that was built before the late 70s then you could be subjected to lead paint poisoning
  • Food – if you consume foods that have been contaminated as the result of a chemical spill or metal poisoning
  • Work – if you work in an environment where you are constantly exposed to metals then you could develop a long term illness as a result
  • Smoking – if you smoke or inhale smoke, you could be subjected to heavy metal poisoning.

What injuries might I receive as a result?

If you are subjected to heavy metal poisoning then you could suffer from some of or all of the below symptoms:

  • Ataxia – loss of ability to control many of the body’s muscles
  • General numbness and muscle weakness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Memory problems
  • Cramping
  • Headaches and nausea

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a claim for heavy metal poisoning, Manners Pimblett are the industry experts and we can help you every step of the way with your personal injury claim. Our team of experts bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you deal with your personal injury claim in a professional manner.

For more information or to get your clam started contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

 

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