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Poisoning And Hazardous Substances

If you work with poisonous and hazardous substances and you have been injured through no fault of your own, then our industrial disease solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.

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If you work with poisonous and hazardous substances and you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact the expert team of no win, no fee accident at work solicitors at Forbes today.

Handling poisonous or hazardous chemicals as part of your job can be very dangerous and as such, your employer has a duty of care to ensure they follow the appropriate safety measures to keep you safe. If your employer fails to protect you by providing the necessary clothing or safety equipment and you develop symptoms of chemical poisoning, you could be entitled to compensation.

Common Symptoms of Chemical Poisoning

If you work with or around hazardous chemicals, you risk inhaling these chemicals and damaging your health. Some of the most common symptoms of potential chemical poisoning are:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Dizzy spells, frequent or infrequent
  • Nausea and sickness
  • Coughing

Prolonged exposure to dangerous chemicals can cause more serious conditions and industrial diseases such as occupational asthma and asbestosis. In some cases exposure to these chemicals, whether on a short term or prolonged basis, can sometimes have a devastating effect on an individual's central nervous system and cause irreversible neurological damage.

As certain workers are frequently in direct physical contact with hazardous substances, cleaners for example, it is also possible for skin irritation and occupational dermatitis to develop. These are still signs of chemical poisoning and you may still be entitled to compensation if you develop these conditions due to an employer's failure to provide you with the appropriate safety equipment.

Forbes can also offer legal advice and representation to those who have been exposed to harmful bacteria or biological material and developed an illness as a result.

Compensation for Public Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals

In addition, Forbes can also pursue compensation claims on behalf of members of the public who have been exposed to hazardous chemicals e.g. people who live near farmland that is sprayed with chemicals.

If you have been exposed to hazardous chemicals and believe you are a victim of chemical poisoning, contact the expert industrial disease lawyers at Forbes and get your compensation claim started today.

We have an expert team of poisoning and hazardous substances compensation claims specialists ready to help you on a no win, no fee basis, so call today for free initial advice with no obligation to proceed.

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