Metal Poisoning Compensation Claims

Exposure to Heavy Metals at Work can Cause Illnesses which are Preventable

Employers must at all times in the workplace ensure the safety of its employees and put effective working practices into place to keep the risk of illness or injury at a minimum. However, in some cases employers breach their duty of care to their employees and expose them to hazards they should not do.

Heavy metals can be very dangerous if not managed in the appropriate way and if illness occurs due to exposure to such metals you may be able to bring a claim for compensation against your employer under the Employer's Liability Insurance.

Key Information:

Heavy Metals - Poisoning - Injury Claims

What can you claim compensation for?

You can claim compensation for:

  • Your personal injury - any pain and discomfort that you received due to the effects of heavy metal poisoning
  • Time off work - any time off work you have needed to be able to recover from the effects of heavy metal poisoning
  • Ongoing health problems - in some cases it is possible to claim compensation for any long term problems caused by heavy metal poisoning

What do I need to prove?

You need to be able to prove that your employer acted negligently towards you and put you at risk of poisoning from toxic metals.

How do I make a claim?

Simply, contact our expert solicitors by calling our Metal Poisoning Team on 0800 195 4365 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to discuss your heavy metal poisoning claim for compensation.

What information do I need to get?

The more information/documents you can provide us with the better as it will help us to pursue your claim eg:

  • The employer, their identity etc
  • The work processes (eg if possible details of the chemicals involved)
  • Your treatment and any diagnosis

Will you take my case on a "no win no fee" basis?

  • Yes, we act on a "no win no fee" basis

How long does it normally take to pursue a claim?

This will depend on the complexity of your claim. Straightforward claims involving short term exposure and no lasting effects might take about 12 months, more complex claims or ones where there is long term damage may take 24 months or more.

Why choose us


Emma Costin at Simpson Millar LLP specialises in industrial and occupational disease claims. Legal 500 2014

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Contact our Industrial Disease Team of solicitors now to get plain and simple advice about how we can help you claim compensation for heavy metal poisoning by calling us on Freephone: 0808 129 3320 or by completing our, no obligation, online enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Gavin Evans | Partner &  Head of Industrial Disease | Simpson Millar LLP

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Partner, Head of Industrial Disease

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