Where is it Found?
Arsenic is prevalent in certain industries, in a variety of forms. It can be found in arsine in the electronics industry, and it is also used extensively in pesticides and herbicides. It can also be found in certain chemical and pharmaceutical applications. Factory work that involves wood treatment or glass production can result in exposure, as can metal foundry and smelting work.
What Should I Do if I Suspect Arsenic Exposure?
Where arsenic poisoning is suspected, early medical intervention is critical to prevent further damage. Arsenic should be controlled in accordance with the ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations’ or COSHH for short. Where an employer fails in their duty to protect personnel from arsenic’s harmful effects, you can make an arsenic poisoning claim.
Arsenic exposure can also occur outside of the workplace, where harmful materials are incinerated; controls should be present to prevent the escape of arsine into the atmosphere. Where such controls are absent, an arsenic poisoning claim can be made.
Arsenic Poisoning Diagnosis
Recent arsenic poisoning can be diagnosed with a urine test, and symptoms such as excessive sweating, seizures and shock, stomach cramps and vomiting, are all considered indicators. After chronic exposure, you could develop bladder cancer and other life threatening conditions.
If you believe that you have been exposed, or if your GP has recently indicated that you have been exposed to arsenic; you should speak to us.
Our Arsenic Poisoning Experience
Our specialist personal injury solicitors can assess your position quickly, determining whether or not you have a valid claim. If we find that your employer, or a third party, has been negligent in their responsibilities to protect staff, and the public from arsenic exposure, we can investigate. We will meticulously examine every aspect of your situation, from assessing health and safety practices, to examining medical records. In doing this we can collect all the required evidence, building a compelling case that will be difficult to defend against.
As part of our investigation we will assess the present impact on your health and your life, examining any possible long-term consequences, whether physical, emotional or financial. This means we will be able to accurately assess any future needs or expenses. By working in this way we can work to acquire a compensation award that fairly reflects the damage, and undue suffering, that you have had to bear.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. Our team of expert solicitors have a wealth of expertise and knowledge that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. So for free, expert advice on pursuing an arsenic poisoning claim, speak to us today.