Chemical Injuries Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Chemical Injuries Claims
Handling chemicals at work poses a risk. Furthermore, employers have a responsibility to staff to make the workplace as safe as possible. Accidents happen, but if you have suffered a chemical injury that you believe resulted from poor procedures, inadequate safety equipment, or any other preventable cause, we can help. So turn to chemical injuries claims experts at The Compensation Experts.
Chemical injuries can either happen through prolonged exposure, or may result from a spill or leak. However you were injured, The Compensation Experts can let you know if you may be able to claim. And, if so, how to make a claim.
What is a Chemical Injury Claim?
A chemical injury claim may be possible if the cause of your harm was due to another party’s negligence or error. Types of chemical injury include:
Chemical poisoning can be especially debilitating. The symptoms can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Feeling confused and disorientated
- Suffering prolonged headaches
- Being short of breath
- Having an erratic heartbeat
- In severe cases, chemical poisoning can lead to organ failure and even death.
Chemical injuries can occur immediately. For example having an acidic substance splash in your eye. They can also happen over a period through prolonged exposure to a hazardous substance. Most importantly, your employer has a duty to minimise the risk to you by:
- Carrying out a risk assessment around the use of the chemical
- Educating you about the dangers of working with the substances you come into contact with
- Providing you with appropriate safety equipment like gloves, goggles, and protective clothing; and
- Delivering adequate training in the safe storage of chemicals and the equipment you use to handle them
If your employer has failed to deliver in any of these areas then they may have put you at risk. Therefore, you may be able to claim compensation for a chemical injury.
Claiming Compensation for a Chemical Injury
Firstly, in a compensation claim, you should talk to The Compensation Experts. Our advisors will then go through your circumstances in detail. They will clarify the situation around your injury, and also see whether responsibility can be assigned to another party.
There are two key stages to any personal injury claim:
- Proving you have suffered an injury, which is usually done through medical notes and your employer’s accident record book; and
- Showing your injury could have been avoided had your employer fulfilled their duty to you. They should do this by taking reasonable steps to ensure your workplace is safe. This step can take some time but your lawyer will gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate this before submitting the request for payment.
A vast majority (over 90%) of personal injury claims settle without going to court. We work with experienced solicitors who will also do their utmost to achieve this result for you. They will negotiate on your behalf to obtain a fair payment for your injury. Damages are awarded based on the nature and extent of your injury. This is in addition to the financial impact it has had on you since the accident, and may have on you in the future.
To remove any financial risk involved with compensation claims, The Compensation Experts offer a No Win No Fee service* where you will not be liable for any legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.
So contact us today and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more