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Solvent Exposure Claims

Have you suffered as a result of solvent exposure at work?  If yes, you may be able to make solvent exposure claims.

Our specialist solicitors can provide legal advice and help you secure substantial compensation for your injuries.

Harmful Effects

Solvent exposure can have numerous effects on the victim’s health.  The exact effect usually depends on the chemicals involved, but overexposure to any kind of solvent will generally affect the central nervous system and cause nausea, headaches, clumsiness, drowsiness, dizziness, etc.  If the exposure is short term, the symptoms will clear up within hours of being exposed.  However, if a person is exposed to highly concentrated solvents, it can result in unconsciousness and even death.  Generally, the symptoms will be more severe if the exposure is high.

Long term exposure can lead to long term effects such as brain damage, kidney damage and liver damage.  It can also lead to concentration problems, personality disorders and sleeping disorders.

Solvents coming into direct contact with the skin can cause a range of health problems.  They can cause rashes, irritation and various skin conditions.

Exposure At Work

Solvents are chemical substances which are used to dilute to dissolve other substances.  They are generally hazardous to human health. There are various industries where employees can be exposed to solvents as part of their job. Solvents are used for manufacturing a range of products including paint thinners, paints, varnishes and adhesives.  They are also often used for degreasing and cleaning purposes.  Examples of occupations where workers may be at a risk of being exposed to solvents include printing, carpentry, paint and rubber manufacturing and plastic manufacturing.

Solvents can affect an individual if it is inhaled, swallowed or if it comes into contact with the skin.  For this reason, it is crucial that safety measures are adopted in workplaces where solvents are used.  It is important that employers provide adequate protective clothing to workers who are required to handle solvents.  In addition, workers must be adequately trained on proper handling and disposal of solvents.  Employers must also ensure that the workplace is ventilated adequately.

Making A Claim

To make a solvent exposure claim, simply get in touch with our solicitors by giving us a call on our free telephone number.

To request a call back, simply fill in our quick online claim form.

Remember, if your claim is viable, we will use a risk free no win no fee scheme to represent your claim.

 

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