Lead toxicity (sometimes referred to as plumbism) occurs when high levels of lead begin to build up in your body. Exposure to excessive amounts of this material can be down to a wide range of causes, including contaminated soil, food, water and even air. Some old buildings, for example, used lead paints before we realised how dangerous they could be. Exposure to the buildings, especially if the lead is disturbed and made airborne, can be a major cause of illness.
We all have a right to expect clean, safe working and living conditions. Thanks to lead poisoning claim with Tylers solicitors, you can get the compensation, and the justice, you deserve.
Despite the variety of ways in which you can obtain plumbism, occupational exposure remains the most common cause. You can inhale or otherwise consume lead as a result of a wide range of industrial procedures. Lead dust, fumes and vapour can be created by:
- Cleaning Old Paint – This includes blast removal and burning.
- Hot Cutting – This typically occurs in demolition and dismantling operations, and is one of the most common ways that lead becomes airborne.
- Recovering Lead – When lead is recovered from scrap and waste sites for recycling purposes, it can cause lead poisoning.
- Lead Manufacturing and Smelting – Though your employers should take steps to ensure your safety, there is still the risk of lead build up in your system which can cause long-term problems.
Your body will absorb lead by either the inhalation of dust, fumes and vapours. You can even swallow trace amounts of the substance and not be aware of it. This can happen when food or drink becomes contaminated at a worksite.
Although toxicity is rare after a single event, repeated exposure can cause a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms might be quite minor, but others can be life-threatening, and certainly life-changing. These can include:
- Abdominal Pains and Cramps.
- Difficulty Sleeping and Fatigue.
- Irritability and Aggressive Behaviour.
- Memory Loss.
Although lead toxicity is dangerous in adults, in children it can be even worse. Continued exposure can cause severe kidney dysfunction as well as a loss of developmental skills. It isn’t hard to see why lead poisoning claims are so essential when it comes to dealing with this illness.
Industrial poisoning and toxicity claims are typically levied against companies and employers. It is possible to be affected by the work of a company without actually working for them, so if you are suffering with plumbism, there has to be someone at fault. Lead toxicity can not only prove to be life-altering, it can sometimes prove to be fatal. That’s why you need a team of experience and sympathetic personal injury lawyers on your side.
When it comes to industrial disease claims, you first need to establish whether or not you have a legitimate case. Here at Tylers, we can ask you a few simple questions to work out whether you’re going to be able to successfully challenge the company that caused your plumbism. Using your answers and our experience, we can help you to understand how your case will develop, how likely it is to succeed and the kind of compensation you are likely to receive. We know that it can be a stressful time, which is why we attempt to stay out of your way as much as possible. We will usually contact you by phone or letter, but our team are always on hand if you have any queries or questions.
If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from lead toxicity, you need a professional and experienced team on your side. At Tylers Solicitors, a team of personal injury lawyers based in Manchester, we can do everything in our power to help you get the compensation you deserve and bring the culprits to justice. Whether your grievance is with your employer or a nearby company, we will work with you to make sure your claim is a success.
Tylers solicitors is a no win, no fee team of experts. We specialise in personal injury claims, especially when it comes to industrial diseases and lead poisoning claims. If you think you have a claim, get in touch with our professional and friendly team on 0800 699 0079.
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