Lead Poisoning Compensation

In many workplaces we are forced to work with dangerous chemicals on a daily basis, but one of the most common of these chemicals that can be found in almost every workplace is lead. Although the cases of lead poisoning are starting to decrease due to an increased awareness in the dangers of working with the product, it is still a very prevalent issue in many workplaces if the correct precautions are not taken.

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Lead is used in a wide range of industries but can most commonly be found in the mining, manufacturing, plumbing and construction sectors. Employers within these sectors have a responsibility to ensure that their employees are well aware of any lead they may come into contact with, and are provided with the appropriate protective materials.

If you have worked in an industry where you have been subjected to lead poisoning and feel that it is due to negligence on behalf of your employer, then you could be eligible for compensation.

How could I contract lead poisoning?

Lead poisoning can be contracted through either inhalation or the absorption of lead into the body. In turn this then enters the body’s bloodstream and prevents oxygen being correctly transported to important areas. This can cause vital organs to shut down and if left untreated can lead to serious injuries or even death.  Lead causes the most damage to the nervous system and the brain,  but can have a lasting impact on other areas of the body.

What are some common symptoms of lead poisoning?

Lead poisoning can lead to a range of minor or serious injuries including:

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  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of energy and appetite
  • Aggressive behavior and irritability

Who could I make a claim against?

As lead poisoning can lead to serious health issues it is important to know your rights when it comes to making a claim. If your lead poisoning is due to negligence on behalf of your employer, and you have received injuries that could have been avoided if the proper preventative measures were taken, then you may be eligible to make a claim.

You can also make a claim on behalf of your child, if they have been subjected to lead poisoning as the result of a faulty toy that they may have been playing with which could have contained lead. In this case, children are often affected on a far worse scale than adults as their brains are not yet fully developed and unable to fully fight against any diseases.

What should I do next?

If you are suffering from lead poisoning as a result of a faulty product or negligence on behalf of your employer, then you could be eligible for compensation. This compensation could cover any medical expenses that you have incurred in addition to any loss of income you have received as the result of your inability to work throughout your injury, or afterwards due to any long term injuries you have sustained.

Our team at Manners Pimblett can guide you through your claim and help put the money back into your pocket. So what are you waiting for? Call the team today on 0845 077 0772 and get your claim started.

 
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