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    Can I Claim compensation for an injury at work caused by hazardous chemicals

    Published on: 09/09/2014

    If you have suffered an accident at work through no fault of your own and believe that your employer was to blame, you may be entitled to claim compensation. In lines of work where employees face exposure to hazardous chemicals, employees are placed at great risk with possible injuries ranging from minor burns to cancer and brain problems. Employers have a duty of care to identify and minimise risks for the protection of their employees, and if they fail in this duty, they can be sued.

    It is crucial that employers carry out thorough risk assessments and take action to reduce the risks identified and communicate findings to employees. Employees must be trained in how to avoid accidents when dealing with dangerous chemicals and should be provided with all the equipment needed to prevent accidents. Central to avoiding accidents with chemicals will be regularly checking the safety of equipment to guard against excessive exposure to fumes and vapours. Furthermore, if staff feel they have been exposed to chemicals for too long or have any other concerns, these must be dealt with seriously by employers and acted upon swiftly.

    Chemical Injury – Can I Claim Compensation?

    Here are some examples of accidents involving chemicals which could provide grounds for compensation claims:

    • Overexposure to toxic fumes
    • Chemical burns caused by a lack of protective equipment
    • Inadequate training in how to handle dangerous chemicals
    • Failure to extract chemical fumes which later harm employees
    • Failure to provide suitable respiratory equipment
    • Simple health and safety shortcomings such as slippery floors, lack of first aid equipment and dark conditions

    If you have suffered a workplace accident involving chemicals which was not your fault you may be entitled to claim compensation. It is important that you have a specialist work accident solicitor on your side that will be able to get to grips with your case quickly and work to win the compensation you deserve cost-effectively.

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