Chemical poisoning

There are many different kinds of poisoning which are a risk to employees in the construction, manufacturing, production and chemical sector – some can lead to long-term serious health issues, and others can leave workers unable to go about their career as before.

Chemicals and substances that can be harmful if absorbed into skin, ingested or inhaled include:

  • Pesticides & fertilisers
  • Lead/mercury/aluminium
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Organophosphorus compounds (used to disinfect farm animals)
  • Asbestos
  • Glues/paints

As well as immediate symptoms including nausea, chest tightening, dizziness and others exposure to chemicals has been linked to long-term serious conditions including:

  • Some cancers
  • Infertility
  • Memory loss
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Learning difficulties in children

Contact YouClaim

If you have suffered chemical poisoning of any kind in the workplace and you feel that the negligence of your employer could be to blame you might be eligible to make a claim. Negligence includes a failure to provide the right protective equipment, as well as knowingly assigning tasks to workers who have not been properly trained to carry them out.

For a free, no obligation chat about making a claim call our friendly advisors on 0800 10 757 95, fill in an online claim form, have an echat or request a call back.

 

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