Have you been exposed to a hazardous substance at work, in your home or somewhere else? Are you now suffering because of that exposure? If you are, you should explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation.
Asons can help you find out if you can claim for compensation quickly and in complete confidence. Why not give us a call right now to find out if we can help you.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521 133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
How Might I be Exposed to Hazardous Substances?
There are a number of places where you could be exposed to a hazardous substance. The most common one is in the work place – think of toxic, caustic chemicals and acrid fumes. But, hazardous substances can also be found outside, such as in contaminated soil, or in places of entertainment, like picking up food poisoning at a restaurant.
The most commonly seen circumstances we see are involving hazardous substances are:
- Arsenic Poisoning Claims
- E-Coli Poisoning Claims
- Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MBTE) Claims
- Pesticide Poisoning Claims
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims
- Exposure to Teflon Fumes – Polymer Fume Fever and Fluoropolymer Fever Claims
- Lead Poisoning Claims
- Passive Smoking Claims
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Poisoning Claims
- Trichloroethylene (TCE) a.k.a. ‘trike’ Poisoning Claims
- Contaminated Soil Claims
- Food poisoning Claims
- Leptospirosis and Weil’s Disease Claims
- Perchlorate Exposure Claims
- Radiation Sickness Claims
However, if your exposure to a hazardous substance happened in different circumstances, contact us. We have a wealth of experience in this area and, if we can help you, we will!
These kinds of claims are known as Toxic Torts or Environmental Health Hazards. If you’d like to read more on this, click here.
Why You Should Make a Claim For Compensation
Think about it! If you were injured in your workplace – through no fault of your own – and that injury resulted in you being unable to work for a number of days, weeks or even months, how would you cope financially?
Compensation is in place for just this kind of situation. It’s designed to help you cope with life whilst you recover.
So, if you need expensive medical equipment or rehabilitation – that’s what compensation is for!
If you have no other way of paying your bills while you are off work with your illness – that’s what compensation is for!
If you think you may need specialist care in the future – that’s what compensation is for!
Claiming for compensation for exposure to a hazardous substance, when you are not at fault, is your right. So, why not contact us now, for a free informal chat. It’ll only take a couple of minutes, but could change your life.
Your Employers Liability
When you work with hazardous substances your employer has a legal duty to make sure that you receive the correct training and safety equipment. If you were expected to work without these, in an environment where health and safety procedures were non-existent, then your employer has failed in their ‘duty of care’ to you.
If you now find yourself injured because of this neglect, and you are suffering health problems, or a terminal illness, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
A full explanation of how hazardous substances should be controlled at work is here.
It’s Not Personal
It’s important to remember that claiming compensation is not personal. All employers are required to have insurance to cover them for instances like this.
We understand that some people don’t like to claim from their employer because they think it will affect their working relationship with their bosses or colleagues. They worry that they will be sacked or pushed out. But, there are laws against that kind of behaviour. So you must never feel guilty about claiming for compensation.
If your claim is successful, your compensation money comes from the insurance policy, not the personal pocket of your employer.
We’ve put together a list of the most common reasons why people don’t want to make a claim for compensation, and how we can help – Eight Reasons Why People Who Should Claim for Compensation, Don’t!
If you’re still not ready to start your claim, we’re happy to offer you more advice in a quick chat. Our team of experienced solicitors will advise on your claim, quickly and in complete confidence. Call now and let us put your minds at rest.
Our Experience of Handling Claims For Exposure to Hazardous Substances
Over the years, Asons has brought together a team of highly experienced compensation claims solicitors, who are here to help you. We’ll fight for compensation on your behalf quickly and efficiently.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of bringing a claim for compensation against your employer for exposure to a hazardous substance, let us help. We just need a few minutes of your time and, in return, we’ll be able to tell you the likelihood of you being able to bring a successful claim. It’s free and with no obligation.
Asons Keep it Simple!
At Asons, we like to keep it simple. We promise to:
- avoid the complicated legal jargon, wherever we can. We find it confuses people and makes them feel like they don’t know what‘s going on
- give you a dedicated claims handler, who will deal with your case from the beginning right through to the end. Of course, there may be times when this is not possible. When this happens, you will be kept fully informed of why and who will be taking over
- explain what’s happening with the case, as it progresses, in a clear and concise manner
- be available for you when you need us. It’s important that you feel like you can contact us, to ask questions or for clarification, whenever you need to.
In short, we’ll take all the stress for you, so you don’t have to!
This is what’s known as a personal injury claim and so is ruled by a ‘statute of limitations’. This is a time limit that is strictly enforced. Any claims for compensation must be made within three years of either the date you were exposed, or the date you discovered that your current medical condition is due to the injury you sustained at work.
‘No Win, No Fee’
Asons believe that those who’ve been exposed to hazardous substances at work, through no fault of their own, should not suffer financially, if they want to make a claim for compensation. That’s why we use the ‘no win, no fee’ system.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
The process is easy. All you need to do is contact one of our specialist compensation claim solicitors, for a quick, informal chat. There’s no obligation and it’s free. We’d need just a few minutes of your time to assess the chances of your case being successful. And, if you’d like to go ahead, we can start your case straight away.