Chemical poisoning can be caused in a number of different ways. You could be unlucky enough to suffer due to substances in the environment or at your working environment. Sometimes cases are caused by industrial waste which is pumped into our seas or leaks of radioactive or chemical waste. Getting poisoned by different chemicals can lead to a variety of illnesses and injuries.
It is the responsibility of the organization or individuals who are in charge of handling these chemicals to ensure they follow current regulations to protect the public and employees alike. If these regulations are not followed, chemical poisoning can occur causing quite severe injuries such as chronic lung disease and in extreme cases even death.
Chemical poisoning is a hazardous substance which can be found in things found in most work places such as adhesives, paints, cleaning products and fumes from such things such as soldering and welding, through to biological agents, bacteria and micro-organisms.
Like any personal injury claim it is important to collect as much information as possible as early as possible so it is fresh in your mind. You will need medical evidence which proves the disease was caused by exposure to a particular substance. This medical information might come at a cost. This cost will be reimbursed at the end of a successful claim.
If you think you could be entitled to make a compensation claim you should seek medical advice if you haven't already. Also if you have any evidence to support the exposure this should be kept safe. We will need to prove that your injuries were sustained from a particular substance to win a claim. We will also need to prove that a person or organisation owed you a duty of care and that they breached that care and were negligent.
The amount of compensation you will be entitled will depend on a couple of factors. The first is part is "general damages" which is based on the amount of pain and suffering you have been thorough. This will also include any mental conditions such as depression which could have resulted from the exposure or not being able to do things you previously could. The factor will be based on the amount of expenses you incurred. This part is known as "special damages". This will include any lost salary from being ill or visiting the hospital. It would be helpful if you had kept any receipts from petrol and parking and other expenses. The idea of special damages is that it should cover an financial loss you have had since your chemical poisoning occurred.
Here at Help With Your Claim we can freely advice you whether you have a claim or not. We have years of experience and can deal with all aspects of industrial disease including noise induced deafness, vibration white finger, industrial asthma, asbestosis or any other condition related to asbestos.
Contact us today to see what we can do for you. Your call will be treated in complete confidentiality and we will advice you there and then whether you have a claim to pursue.