Exposure to mercury can cause hydrargyria (also known as mercurialism), a serious condition which can lead to time out of the workplace and long-term health issues.
If you’ve suffered ill effects after coming into contact with mercury in your workplace the expert solicitors here at YouClaim can help you to make a claim for compensation – contact our team now on 0800 10 757 95, use our echat facility or request a call back at a convenient time.
Symptoms include impairment of vision, hearing and speech; disturbed sensation and a lack of coordination. Each symptom and degree of effect will depend upon which type of mercury toxin, the dose, the length of exposure and method of exposure.
There may also be some skin itching, skin discolouration (pink cheeks, fingertips and toes), swelling and desquamation (shedding of skin).
Mercury poisoning can also cause profuse sweating, tachycardia (abnormally fast heartbeat), increased production of saliva, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Mercury is a risk in many industrial environments including gold production, non-ferrous metal production, cement production, waste disposal, human cremation, caustic soda production, pig iron and steel production, battery production and biomass burning.
Mercury compounds are easily absorbed through the skin, so if you are at risk of being exposed, your employer should provide you with adequate protective clothing.
If you or a loved one have been affected by mercury poisoning you may be eligible to make a claim with the lawyers at YouClaim.
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Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 to see if we can help you make a mercury poisoning claim which could help fund your rehabilitation and compensate you for any pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
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