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MEK poisoning compensation claim

MEK poisoning compensation claim

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors – No win no fee MEK Poisoning Compensation Claims

 

Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) – also known as butanone-2 or methyl acetone – is widely used across industry and can react with other chemicals such as methyl butyl ketone and n-hexane to produce serious or even life-threatening symptoms, including nerve damage which may be permanent.

 

Exposure to MEK alone can also cause a range of allergic reactions, including:

 

  • Breathing problems
  • Confusion
  • Dermatitis
  • Dizziness
  • Eye irritation
  • Headaches
  • Irritated mucus membranes (eg nose/mouth/throat)
  • Lung damage
  • Nausea
  • Unconsciousness.

 

MEK has strong fumes similar to acetone and if inhaled over a period of time, serious lung damage may result.

 

Employers have a duty to make sure workers are protected from the serious effects of MEK poisoning, including:

 

  • Making sure workplaces where MEK is used are well ventilated and workers use protective equipment at work if necessary.
  • Regular testing of breath butanone levels to make sure they do not exceed 100 nmol/l are also required under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations.
  • Storing MEK and other chemicals properly to prevent cross-contamination and chemical poisoning.
  • Offering any health checks – such as urinary butanone measurements – needed to those who work with MEK and may be at risk of MEK poisoning or allergic reactions to MEK such as occupational dermatitis.

 

Duncan Lewis can advise workers who have suffered MEK poisoning as a result of an employer failing in its legal duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 on how to make a no win no fee MEK poisoning compensation claim.

 

Making a Claim for MEK Poisoning at Work

 

Workers who have been diagnosed with work-related MEK poisoning have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a no win no fee compensation claim, if an employer has failed to protect a worker from exposure to MEK in the workplace, leading to MEK poisoning – or has failed to advise a worker of the risks of exposure to MEK under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.

 

Duncan Lewis can also advise bereaved families whose loved one suffered MEK poisoning at work leading to catastrophic injury and death – or was diagnosed at post-mortem with MEK poisoning – on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors – No win no fee MEK Poisoning Compensation Claims

 

Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors are leading firm of no win no fee lawyers and can advise victims of industrial diseases and their families on how to make MEK poisoning compensation claims.

 

Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors employ medical experts in industrial diseases if it is necessary to prove a link between a claimant’s employment and being diagnosed with MEK poisoning symptoms.

 

Because of the limitation period for making claims for work-related exposure to MEK, Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors advise claimants to get in touch as soon as possible after diagnosis of MEK poisoning to discuss making a compensation claim.

 

For expert legal advice on no win no fee MEK Poisoning Compensation Claims call Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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