What Is A Chemical Injury?
Chemical injuries are caused when dangerous substances come into contact with the skin or eyes. They can cause chemical burns, conditions such as dermatitis or eye injuries with long-term effects such as loss of sight. Internal injuries can be caused if chemicals are consumed, often resulting in more serious or fatal injury.
The severity of a chemical injury can vary from person to person, as people react in different ways to chemicals.
If you’ve been injured in the last three years and it was the fault of another, you might be entitled to make a no win no fee chemical injury claim to help with the impact your experience has had on your life.
Did your chemical injury happen at work?
While chemical injuries most often occur in industrial environments where hazardous substances are in operation, there is no typical workplace injury – the number of industries and workplaces an accident like this can occur are limitless.
If safety regulations haven’t been followed and your employer has neglected their duty of care to you (either with lack of protective equipment or proper training), then you’ve been put unnecessarily at risk and could be eligible for a claim.
Claiming Chemical Injury Against An Employer
Regardless of your job or role, every employer has a legal duty of care to their employees, which includes warning you of the potential for a chemical injury whilst at work.
All employers have liability insurance that covers any claims made against them, so you need not worry. It is against the law for employers to treat you differently after you make a claim against them and if they do, you are entitled to take legal action.
For more information on this section or to find out if we think you may be eligible for a claim, call us free on 1300 106 107.
Why Make A Claim?
Chemical injuries can be extremely painful and in some cases, have life-changing consequences such as disability, disfigurement or death.
No matter how serious, any chemical injury could prevent you from conducting daily routines as you recover. The compensation you may be entitled to could help cover costs and rehabilitation, such as medical treatments, transport, care and reimbursement for time off from work.
For more information or to find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim, call us, with no obligation, on 1300 106 107.
Begin A Chemical Injury Claim
To begin a claim for this type of injury, you can call us free on 1300 106 107. Our friendly advisors are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
They’ll ask you some questions about your accident and injury and you won’t be pushed to move forward with a claim if you feel unready.
We aim to make the claiming process as simple as possible, taking the stress out so you can focus on healing. If we think you have a claim we’ll put you in touch with a specialist solicitor, usually on the same call, who will negotiate with the other party on your behalf.
No Win, No Fee
All our lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t pay a cent.