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Mercury Poisoning Claims

Mercury is a silvery-white metal that is in liquid form in normal temperatures.  Mercury occurs naturally in the environment in many different forms.  There are many uses for mercury and it can be found in a number of different industries.  It is used in the production of chlorine, fungicides as well as biocides.  It is also used in the manufacture of amalgams, batteries and thermometers.

Exposure to mercury can cause a number of health problems.  It can cause serious injuries as well as medical conditions similar to Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

Some of the illnesses that can be caused by being exposed to mercury include:

  • Fatigue
  • Neurological damage
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Malaise
  • Kidney damage
  • Gum inflammation
  • Insomnia

Since mercury is a neurotoxin, it can be detrimental to a person’s nervous system.  Workers in a number of industries are at a risk of suffering as a result of mercury poisoning.  Mercury poisoning can occur if a worker has not been provided with adequate training on how to handle the substance safely or if the worker has not been provided with adequate personal protective equipment.

No matter which form mercury is in, it can be very toxic.  Even if it comes into contact with the skin, it can cause serious skin problems.  When ingested, mercury can cause poisoning and the extent of damage usually depends on the type of exposure and for how long the person had been exposed.

Making A Claim

If you believe you have suffered as a result of mercury poisoning at work, it is essential that you consider seeking legal advice.  Mercury poisoning can cause a lot of discomfort and a high degree of suffering.  Therefore, you must consider seeking advice from a specialist solicitor who has vast experience in handling industrial disease claims.  This will ensure that you get impartial advice and the maximum level of compensation to help you put your life back on track.

Making a mercury poisoning claim with solicitors is simple.  You just need to call us on our free phone number and we will discuss your claim with you and give advice on how we can help you put up a claim.

You can also fill out our quick online claim form and request a call back.

Remember, making a claim with the help of our expert solicitors is simple, hassle free and free of cost.

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