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Overcome by fumes at work? Compensation advice

If you are overcome by fumes at work, you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Health and safety legislation when it comes to the control of substances that can be dangerous when inhaled is strict. Employers have an important duty to make sure that their employees are protected against these kinds of risks in the workplace, so if an employee is ever injured, they may be able to take legal action.

This is a serious subject, especially when you consider that – in the worse-case scenario – lives can be lost.

Claim compensation if you’re overcome by fumes at work

If you have ever been overcome by fumes at work, you can be eligible to make a workplace personal  injury compensation claim.

This is because your employer has an important duty to protect you against injuries at work. Preventing employees from being overcome by fumes isn’t difficult to achieve when health and safety guidelines are followed.

Employers can ensure:

  • That they provide adequate ventilation;
  • Dangerous gasses are quarantined;
  • Equipment – like breathing apparatus – is provided, as is training for use of such equipment;
  • Warnings are clear and obvious at the points of entry to an area where fumes may be present;
  • Employees are properly trained and monitored.

If any of these important steps aren’t taken, and an employee is injured as a result, the employee can be eligible to make a claim.

How does a case work?

We can assess whether there’s a claim to answer in the situation where someone has been overcome by fumes at work. If we think there’s a case to make, we can offer No Win, No Fee representation.

We will pursue the employer for an admission of liability, which means that they accept that they have been negligent. We can then look to obtain compensation to cover any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused. We can also look at the psychological impact and any financial losses like time off work as well.

It’s safe to claim

You shouldn’t normally need to worry about making a claim for workplace compensation. Employers usually have specialist insurance that exists for employees to claim from if something happens.

The law is on your side, so claiming is normally a safe and easy process.

For free, no obligation advice if you have been overcome by fumes at work and want to start a legal case, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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