There are strict regulations applying to working with benzene – and benzene poisoning at work can result in a number of serious conditions, including:
Benzene used to be used widely in adhesives, but is now mainly used in small quantities in petrol, oil, gasoline and the rubber industry, as well as in the coke industry and in foundries during casting.
Exposure to benzene at work can cause immediate symptoms such as headache, fatigue, nausea and dizziness.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), employers are required to assess the risk of employees being exposed to benzene at work – and take measures to prevent the risks of benzene poisoning.
The workplace exposure limit (WEL) for benzene is an average of one part per million (ppm) of air over an 8-hour period.
However, if companies do not make sure plant is well maintained – and health checks are not put in place for workers, benzene poisoning may result.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors can advise workers who have been diagnosed with benzene-related disease such as pernicious anaemia, leukaemia, bone marrow disorders and white blood cell disorders on how to make no win no fee claims for benzene poisoning compensation.
Workers who have been diagnosed with benzene-related industrial diseases like anaemia, leukaemia, bone marrow disorders and white blood cell disorders have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a no win no fee industrial disease claim for compensation.
Benzene poisoning claims can be made on the basis that it is an employer’s duty to make sure where reasonably practicable that a risk assessment is put in place to protect workers and reduce the risks of benzene poisoning.
Employers must also ensure that workers are aware of the risks and hazards of working with benzene and receive regular health checks if needed.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors can also advise bereaved families whose loved one has died as a result of a benzene-related industrial disease – perhaps diagnosed at a late stage or during post-mortem – on how to make a no win no fee benzene poisoning compensation claim.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors are leading firm of no win no fee lawyers and can advise victims of benzene-related disease and their families on how to make a benzene poisoning compensation claim – including historic cases where benzene-related disease has been diagnosed years after working with benzene.
Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors employ medical experts in industrial diseases if it is necessary to prove a link between a claimant having worked with benzene and later being diagnosed with diseases and conditions such as anaemia, leukaemia, bone marrow disorders and white blood cell disorders.
Because of the complexities involved in making Benzene Poisoning Compensation Claims and the limitation period for personal injury claims, Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors advises industrial disease claimants to get in touch as soon as possible about if they wish to make a claim for benzene poisoning.
For expert legal advice on no win no fee Benzene Poisoning Compensation Claims, call Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.