Chemical Injuries Claims
Handling chemicals at work does pose a particular risk and employers have a responsibility to their staff to make the workplace as safe as possible. Accidents happen, but if you have suffered a chemical injury that you believe resulted from poor procedures, inadequate safety equipment, or any other preventable cause, we can help.
Chemical injuries can happen through prolonged exposure or may result from a spill or leak. However you were injured, The Compensation Experts can let you know whether you may be entitled to compensation and, if so, how to make a claim.
What is a Chemical Injury Claim?
A chemical injury claim may be possible if you have been harmed by another party’s negligence or error. Types of chemical injury can include:
Chemical poisoning can be especially debilitating, with symptoms including:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Feeling confused and disorientated
- Suffering prolonged headaches
- Being short of breath
- Having an erratic heartbeat
- In severe cases, chemical poisoning can lead to organ failure and even death.
Chemical injuries can occur immediately, such as having an acidic substance splash in your eye, or over a period through prolonged exposure to a hazardous substance. Your employer has a duty to minimise the risk to you by:
- Carrying out a risk assessment around the use of the chemical
- Educating you about the dangers of working with the substances you come into contact with
- Providing you with appropriate safety equipment like gloves, goggles, and protective clothing
- Delivering adequate training in the safe storage of chemicals and the equipment you use to handle them
If your employer has failed to deliver in any of these areas then you may be able to claim compensation for a chemical injury.
Claiming Compensation for a Chemical Injury
The first step in a successful compensation claim is talking to The Compensation Experts. Our advisors will go through your circumstances in detail, clarifying the situation around your injury to see whether responsibility can be assigned to another party.
There are two key stages to any personal injury claim:
- Proving you have suffered an injury, which is usually done through medical notes and your employer’s accident record book; and
- Showing your injury could have been avoided had your employer fulfilled their duty to you by taking reasonable steps to ensure your workplace was safe. This step can take some time but your lawyer will gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate this before submitting the request for payment.
A vast majority (over 90%) of personal injury claims settle without going to court. We work with experienced solicitors who will do their utmost to achieve this result for you as well, negotiating on your behalf to obtain a fair payment for your injury. Damages are awarded based on the nature and extent of your injury, as well as the financial impact it has had on you since the accident and may have on you in the future.
To remove any financial risk involved with compensation claims, The Compensation Experts offer a No Win No Fee service* where you will not be liable for any legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.
Contact us today and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert chemical injuries solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.