Latex Allergy Claims Information
A report has shown that about 6% of the population suffer from latex allergies. Where it is evident that latex gloves are primarily composed of latex, there are a great many daily products which contain latex which are not so easily identified.
Did you know some pillows use latex in the foaming, while some household fans use latex on the handles? It’s surprising to learn how there are thousands of products which contain latex. Typically, a person who is allergic to latex will have what is called a TYPE IV reaction. This is usually a rash or slight irritation. However, there are times when a more sever reaction occurs.
If you’ve suffered a latex allergic reaction that wasn’t your fault, get in touch today. You can reach our experienced team directly by calling 0800 699 0079. You can also send any questions or concerns that you might have through our simple online contact form – our no-win, no-fee legal experts will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is Type 1 Latex Allergic Reaction?
Type 1 reactions are immediate and severe allergic reactions to latex. In such cases, the person may experience:
- Rash development
- Redness of Skin
- Swelling of the windpipe
- Bleeding of the skin
If you have experienced any of these symptoms and have found that he result was due to a latex allergy, then you may have grounds for a compensation claim.
Who is At Risk of a Type 1 Allergic Reaction?
As the range of latex usage is vast, anyone can have an allergic reaction to latex from the use of everyday products. However, professionals who come in contact with latex everyday include healthcare workers, dentists, salon employees, entertainers, sanitation engineers, food industry professionals, and industrial assembly workers.
The law states that employers must give appropriate disclosure to employees concerning their exposure to latex and that they notify the employees of the potential of ill health of any product. Businesses are required to address the risks of allergic reactions and other effects of their products and take preventive measures (such as offering an alternative to latex) to reduce the risk. It is also the responsibility of the employer to keep latex from contacting and contaminating areas which employees are exposed to regularly.
I’ve Suffered a Type 1 Latex Allergy That Wasn’t My Fault – Can I Claim?
If you have suffered from a Type 1 allergic reaction to latex, or if you believe that you have grounds for a negligence/compensation claim and wish to talk to a professional concerning the details of your case, please contact us. Our firm will evaluate your case one on one with you to determine the severity of your claim as well as present you with the options available to get the compensation you deserve.
Can I Make a Claim for a Latex Allergy Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered from a latex allergic reaction that resulted in the inability to work and in a loss of wages as a result, you may have ground for a compensation claim, especially if the product with contained latex was not properly labelled to make you aware of the use of the substance in the product.
Employees which were not informed that the gloves and other equipment used containing latex had the possibility of an allergic reaction may have grounds for a claim, especially if the product was not labelled as being latex based or if an alternative (such as vinyl) was not offered.
Latex Allergy Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have suffered from an injury pertaining to a latex allergy and you think you could be owed compensation, the chances are you could be owed some money. If you’re curious about how much compensation you may be entitled too, you can use Tylers’ latex allergy compensation claims calculator below!
Minor Latex Allergy Compensation Amounts
If you have suffered with minor symptoms as a result of a latex allergy incident, you could be owed compensation. This may have a short-term affect on you but an expected recovery is expected in 28 days or less.
Up to £2,150
Moderate Latex Allergy Compensation Amounts
If you have been a victim of negligence in terms of latex allergies, you could be owed compensation. Symtpoms in this category may include asthma beginning to develop.
Up to £8,600
Serious Latex Allergy Compensation Amounts
If you are struggling with prominent symptoms that are affecting your life on a daily basis, due to negligence by a third party, you could be owed compensations. Symtpoms may be wheezing and chest tightness.
Up to £14,300
Severe Latex Allergy Compensation Amounts
If you are struggling majorly and having difficulty with your breathing, get in touch with Tylers’ today as you will be owed compensation. it’s also massively important at this stage to put your health first and make sure you book to see a doctor for professional health advice.
Up to £30,000
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tylers to Make Latex Allergy Compensation Claims?
Tylers are professional and well-established personal injury solicitors that have your best interest at heart. Our expert team treat you with care, professionalism and as an individual, to work alongside you and get you the money you deserve. Throughout our growing years, we’ve become more and more established and brought success to many people. For latex allergy compensation claims from a company you can trust, choose Tylers Solicitors.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Latex Allergy Compensation Claims Solicitor?
We’re extremely proud, here at Tylers, to offer a wide range of comprehensive no-win, no-fee services to our clients. We aim to take the financial stress away from you by focusing purely on the case and how we can win it. You will only pay us a fee if we are successful with your case, meaning it really is risk free and more than worth the effort.
What Do I Have to Consider When Making a Latex Injury Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims are time sensitive and must be filed according to the regulations and procedures set forth by the courts. The sooner you file a claim the more apt you are to have a positive outcome on your claim. The longer you wait to file the less likely you are to win your case.
Realistically, Type IV cases will seldom see high levels of compensation on a claim unless gross negligence causes the allergy. However, this is not meant to encourage anyone to enhance their injuries. Your health is more important than that. Determine whether your injuries are a result of negligence or just an accident by contact a legal adviser and explaining your case.
What are the Main Symptoms of Latex Allergies?
There are numerous latex allergy symptoms that you should look out for. Not only is this helpful to identify to keep yourself safe and in good health but it’s also good to locate how the allergy flared up, when it happened and where it happened. This can help your claim significantly when you get in touch with us. The symptoms to look out for are:
- Asthma Symptoms
- Difficulty Breathing
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