What are the Harmful Effects?
The harmful effects will depend entirely upon the level of exposure, the substance you’ve been exposed to, and the method of exposure. Where poisonous chemicals are ingested through contaminated drinking water, injuries can be debilitating or even fatal. Where the public are exposed to dangerous fumes; headaches, dizziness, and confusion, can be counted among the possible symptoms. Whatever the case, if your health has been negatively affected by an environmental hazard, you may be eligible to make a claim.
How Does it Happen?
In most cases, environmental hazards are caused by negligent substance handling, or disposal; although some are caused in the wake of catastrophic accidents. For example, where buildings collapse, or where factory explosions occur, dangerous chemicals and substances can be released into the environment, with severe consequences for those who live, and work, in the vicinity. Asbestos fibres, toxic fumes, chemicals, and other dangerous substances, can cause biological havoc.
What if I’ve Fallen Ill as a Result?
If you have been affected by an environmental hazard, that could have been prevented, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. More importantly, you should speak to a doctor, if you haven’t already. Explain your situation, and the source of exposure, and with this information they can try to identify the substances you may have been exposed to. Where testing indicates hazardous substance exposure, you should seek legal advice. Where the negligence of a third party can be proven, you can make a claim.
If you do decide to make a toxic tort claim, you will need to act quickly. There are time limits in place for making claims of this kind, so you will need to seek legal advice as soon as you suspect that an employer or a company’s negligence has had a negative impact on your health.
As soon as you involve us, our expert hazardous substance solicitors will determine whether or not you have a valid claim. Where a toxic tort claim can be made, we will work diligently to identify the sources of exposure, so that we can warn the relevant authorities, preventing others from falling ill. If hazardous substance exposure can be linked with your health problems, we can establish a convincing claim, which will compensate you for any suffering sustained.
Our Hazardous Substances Experience
If we find that a third party has been negligent in their responsibilities to protect you from an environmental hazard, we can investigate. We will meticulously examine every aspect of your situation, from assessing health and safety practices at the liable party’s premises, to examining medical records. In doing this we can collect the evidence required to build a compelling case.
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; so that we can assess any future needs or expenses. By working in this way we will 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. For free, expert advice on pursuing toxic tort claim, speak to us today.