Chemical Injury Claims
If you’ve suffered any kind of chemical injury inside or outside of work then you may be entitled to make a claim. Here at Tylers, our professional legal team can work with you to get the compensation you need to move on with your regular life and activities. We understand that the money you’ll get as compensation won’t make everything alright again but it can contribute towards reducing your stress.
What Counts as A Chemical Injury?
Many people in the UK are employed in heavy industry where they are required to work with dangerous chemicals. Employers are required by law to ensure that their employees are protected from the poisonous effects of such chemicals by performing risk assessments on any potentially harmful substances used by their employees.
If they fail to adequately safeguard their workforce by providing them with the proper approved protective clothing and training necessary to do their job safely and without fear of serious physical injury, they could be liable to pay damages to the victims of their negligence. Indeed, with so much dangerous and highly toxic chemicals in use throughout heavy industry and the numbers of people employed in the sector, it is perhaps not surprising that accidents involving dangerous chemicals sometimes happen.
Accidents involving dangerous chemicals are also not only confined to the workplace. In other instances, ordinary members of the public have unintentionally encountered toxic industrial waste which has been carelessly released into the environment through pipes emptying into the sea, rivers or other natural water bodies as well as on sites on land. In other instances, people have been exposed to harmful gaseous emissions released into the air.
What Common Chemicals Can Cause Serious Chemical Burns?
The following hazardous chemicals are some of the most common ones we see involved in chemical burn injury claims experienced inside and outside workplaces:
- Colophony (Rosin) – A pine resin containing the irritant abietic acid used generally by players of string instruments and sportsmen to improve grip.
- Chromium – A metallic element used in dyes and pigments and well-known for its toxicity and carcinogenic properties. Several chromium compounds are also used as catalysts for processing hydrocarbons.
- Isocyanates – Commonly used in the manufacture of various pesticides. Despite their relatively low acute toxicities, they are potentially dangerous irritants to the eyes and respiratory tract.
- Mercury – A metallic element used since ancient times in a wide variety of different areas. Primarily affecting the nervous system as well as other biological systems and extremely toxic especially if swallowed.
- Benzene – An organic chemical compound used mainly as an intermediate to make other chemicals. Extremely hazardous and toxic and well-known for its carcinogenic properties as well as a notorious cause of bone marrow failure.
- Chlorine (Bertholite) – A gaseous chemical element used in many industrial and consumer goods, public sanitation, disinfectants and antiseptics. Also known as and is perhaps most commonly known for being used as a poison gas during the First World War.
- Mercury – Metallic element used in the production of Chlorine and caustic soda, thermometers and as a vapour in neon signs. Extremely toxic if ingested, particularly over long periods of time or absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes or inhaled as a vapour.
These are by no means the only dangerous industrial chemicals that can cause bodily harm if not used correctly if used in the wrong quantities or used correctly but without the correct protective equipment and clothing. However, they are the most frequently reported substances that cause people harm, prompting them to consider the services of solicitors to be adequately compensated for the damage they have suffered that wasn’t their fault.
Why Choose Tylers Solicitors to Represent My Chemical Injury Compensation Claims?
If you or anyone you know has been injured or developed an illness as a direct result of exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace due to inadequate protection or anywhere else outside a work environment, you may be eligible for compensation and you may wish to consult a lawyer for further advice regarding your claim and determining the strength of your case. Ensure you keep hold of any documentation which you believe will reinforce your case and increase the likelihood of a successful compensation claim.
What Can I Do To Help My Chemical Injury Compensation Claim Succeed?
If at all possible, you may also wish to compile a more extensive portfolio of evidence by, for example, taking photographs of the hazard involved in causing the injury and retaining any documentation related to the injury or illness for expenses you have incurred as a result. This includes receipts for prescriptions from your GP or photocopies of the prescriptions themselves as well as any evidence of travelling expenses if you have had to travel to medical institutions for treatment of the injury or illness on public transport or receipts for petrol.
Doing all these things will undoubtedly strengthen your case significantly and arm you with all the tools you need to win your case. Whatever health problem you’ve suffered as a result of exposure to hazardous and dangerous chemicals, Tylers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
For an injured claimant to receive chemical burn injury compensation, they need to prove their injury was the result of negligence.
Claims for burns caused by work-related exposure to hazardous chemicals normally comes from people who have not been trained, given guidance, or had the proper protective equipment. If this is the case, health and safety protocols have been violated.
If you have suffered as a result of coming into contact with dangerous chemicals then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
Chemical Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to make personal injury claims against the person or company responsible. If you’ve been the victim of a chemical injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our experienced team today. Over the years, we’ve worked to help people from all walks of life get the compensation that they are entitled to. Use the calculator below to find out how much you could be owed!
Acid Attack Compensation Claim Amounts
Unfortunately acid attacks are on the rise in the UK and this case is up there with the most serious cases of chemical injuries. If you have been a victim of an acid attack then give us a call today as you are entitled to compensation. We understand it’s a difficult time right now for you and our professionals will treat you with the care and compassion you deserve.
Up to £33,250
Chemical Burns from Bleach Compensation Amounts
Chemical burns from bleach shouldn’t be tolerated and it isn’t your fault. This may be from a product from a supermarket or from somewhere else. However you have sustained your chemical burn, get in touch with our personal injury team today.
£12,100 to £16,300
Car Battery Acid Compensation Amounts
If you have suffered from a chemical burn as a result of a car battery acid incident, then you could be entitled to compensation. If your newly bought car has arrived in a faulty way and as a result has effected your health then you could be exposed to hazardous substances. Get in touch with us today to find out more on how we can help you.
Up to £30,000
Chemical Pool Chlorination Compensation Amounts
if you have been exposed to and been in contact with chemical pool chlorination then you could be owed some compensation. This type of exposure may have physical and mental impacts on you which could affect your daily life and activities. If this sounds like your situation, get in touch with us to find out more.
Up to £25,500
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tylers to Make Chemical Injury Compensation Claims?
Here at Tylers, we operate as a legal expert that helps deliver high-standard and compassionate personal injury services. We can help you discover if you’re entitled to make a claim and what your chances of success may be. Throughout the years, we have worked to helped a variety of customers to get them the right amount of compensation that they deserve.
If you’re looking for the best nationwide personal injury legal team, get in touch with us today.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Chemical Injury Compensation Claims Solicitor?
Here at Tylers, we offer a diverse range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you reap a reward from your misfortune, no matter what your case may be. Our no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitors will do all we can in our power to get you the money you’re entitled to. In some cases, our legal team may fail in getting you compensation but you won’t need to pay us a penny if this is the case!
Anyone can take advantage of our no-win, no-fee legal services and you don’t have to pay any legal fees upfront.
How Long Do First and Second Degree Burns Take to Heal?
In some instances, some second-degree burns take a longer than four weeks to completely heal and go back to normal. However, the majority of burns do tend to heal two to three weeks after the burning incident.
Although you should get medical attention no matter what the extent of the chemical injury may be, if the injury is sustainable for a longer period of time – passing five weeks – then you could be due a large amount of compensation. Get in touch with us today to find out more on exactly what you could be owed.
What is a Fourth Degree Burn?
The typical fourth-degree burn extends to all layers of the skin. A fourth degree burn can often involve an injury to deeper tissues on the body such as tendons, in the bones or on the muscles. The colour of the burn is often black and leads to the lost of skin where it’s been burnt if the severity is bad.
There are many different types of degree burns and if you’re unsure and would like some more information, get in touch with us today to find out if you could be owed compensation. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form.
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