When you suffer from a chemical injury, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Reasons For Making A Chemical Injury Claim
We know how chemical injuries can be incredibly painful. In many cases they have severe consequences, too, such as disfigurement, disability and even death.
No mater how serious your chemical injury is, it can stop you from being able to go on with your everyday life as you recover.
When you receive compensation, you can help cover the costs of your injury as you recover and into the future, too. It includes time you might need to take off work, along with medical treatment you need to pay for and other potential costs associated to the injury such as care, accommodation and transport.
If you want more information or are looking to find out whether you’re able to make a claim, get in touch with our legally trained, friendly experts at 0808 164 9153. Your call will be confidential and free of charge, and we won’t pressure you into making any claims.
What Exactly Is A Chemical Injury?
In most cases, chemical injuries are caused when an irritant gets in contact with your eyes or skin. The contact might cause conditions such as eye injuries and dermatitis, or chemical burns, and they might have serious long term effects.
If a chemical is swallowed, it can cause internal damage with very serious, potentially fatal consequences, too.
A chemical injury isn’t always self-evident, and it might take time for you to see any symptoms. In these situations, treatment might be delayed, making the effects even more serious and causing recovery time to increase.
The severity of chemical injury can vary form an individual to another, as people react to chemicals in different ways.
If you have been injured due to negligence on someone else’s part, you could claim compensation in order to cover the impact the injury had on your life.
Did The Injury Happen At Work?
Chemical injuries can happen often in workplaces. Especially in industrial environments, dangerous chemicals are often utilized, and it isn’t rare for correct safety regulations to be ignored.
Employers have a duty to keep their employees safe from dangerous substance when they’re working. If they failed to follow property safety standards, they’ve put you at risk, and you should probably make a claim.
Harmful Chemicals can be found in a wide variety of different workplaces and industry, which means workplace chemical injuries vary significantly.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations offers guidance to employers in order to help manage all kinds of dangerous substances in the workplace. The information on it includes:
- How to carry out risk assessments
- Steps to provide staff with adequate training
- How the substances can be safely stored
- What safety equipment should be used to protect from injuries
- Regular cleaning advice
If an employer has failed to uphold their duties of care and you ended up with an injury, you’re likely eligible to a compensation claim.
Making a claim against your employer
We know a lot of workers are worried that if they make a work accident claim, their employer will treat them differently.
It is important to know that it’s illegal for an employer to dismiss an employee or treat them differently because of a claim. If they do dismiss you, for instance, it would be considered unfair dismissal, and you’d be able to take legal action.
You might also be worried that making claims can leave the employer with financial trouble. In this case, consider that every employer pays employer’s liability insurance, so compensation will be paid by the insurance company and not by them personally.
More importantly, a work accident claim will often help point out safety problems in your workplace, helping avoid injuries such as yours in the future.
How to start a chemical injury claim
If you’re looking to start a claim, get in touch with us at 0808 164 9153. The call is free, but if you’d rather get a call from us, simply fill out our quick online form. We’ll probably reach you in about 30 minutes, during our opening hours.
When you get in touch, you’ll be able to talk to one of our legally trained experts. They all go through very intensive training, so you can be sure they’ll be able to help and instruct you on whether you have a claim.
We’ll ask you a few questions about the injury and the accident. It can be uncomfortable or difficult talking about your experience, so we’ll make sure to put you at ease – all we want to do is help and provide you with confidential advice for free.
We’ll never ask any questions that aren’t necessary to evaluate the legal situation, and there’s no obligation for you to do any claim or answer any questions you’re not sure about or comfortable with, so there’s no need to worry.
You’ve been trough a difficult experience, so we want to make the process of claiming to be a stress-free, simple procedure. If we think you do have a claim and you’d like us to pursue it, we’ll put a specialist solicitor on your case, and you’ll likely be able to talk to them on the same call.