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.
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.
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Get in touch
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