Poisoning Claims Solicitors
Duncan Lewis Poisoning Claims Solicitors
No Win No Fee Poisoning Claims
Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury solicitors and can advise on making no win no fee poisoning claims.
What sort of poisoning can I claim compensation for?
Poisoning can occur by ingestion (through the mouth or nose) – or when a toxic chemical is absorbed through the skin.
Symptoms of poisoning include breathing difficulties, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever, dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness and even death.
Industrial chemical poisoning claims
Some common industrial chemicals which can cause poisoning include:
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
- Solvents like Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and Toluene.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning claims
Toxic emissions such as carbon monoxide fumes from faulty boilers and water heaters cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which can lead to severe injuries such as brain injury or even death. Camping stoves used near enclosed tents and caravans can also be fatal and for this reason they should never be use indoors.
- Chlorine poisoning claims
Chemicals like chlorine used to treat swimming pools can be dangerous in high doses and cause breathing difficulties and skin rashes.
- Cosmetic treatment poisoning claims
Contaminated or counterfeit injectable fillers and antiwrinkle treatments may lead to poisoning. Silicon breast implants may also leak or rupture and cause infection. Cosmetic practitioners who use industrial silicon instead of medical-grade silicon may poison clients as the silicon deteriorates or the implant ruptures or leaks.
- Drug poisoning claims
Some drugs can be highly toxic and if administered in the wrong dose to patients without checking other medications or patient allergies, poisoning can occur. Poisoning can also occur in pharmaceutical companies and research establishments, or when volunteers submit to medical tests which go wrong.
- Food poisoning claims
Food poisoning is another reason for making a poisoning claim. Contaminated food or drinking water can result in gastrointestinal symptoms such as sickness and diarrhoea. Food poisoning symptoms if severe can lead to chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease.
- Household chemicals poisoning claims
Household chemicals used for cleaning are extremely toxic and can cause severe symptoms of stomach pain, sickness and diarrhoea. Chemicals used to descale household equipment such as kettles can be especially toxic if ingested. Using two different household chemicals together can give off toxic fumes which can lead to poisoning.
- Insecticides, pesticides and chemical fertiliser poisoning claims
Insecticides are powerful chemicals and should never be used in enclosed spaces indoors or without wearing a protective safety mask. Fruit and vegetables heavily treated with insecticide or plant fertilisers and not properly washed can lead to poisoning symptoms such as sickness and diarrhoea.
How long do I have to make a claim for Poisoning compensation?
Claims for poisoning – whether for work-related exposure to hazardous chemicals or a claim by a private individual – fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the poisoning injury or diagnosis of poisoning to make a claim for poisoning compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
Because of the limitation period for poisoning claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are poisoned.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been poisoned and they are recovering in hospital.
Poisoning claims solicitors can also handle claims from the dependents of a love done who has died from poisoning.
How much compensation can I claim for Poisoning?
Compensation for poisoning injury includes:
- General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
- Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
Expenses might include medical treatment, rehabilitation, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.
Who will pay my poisoning compensation?
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation.
Many work injury claims are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim for accident at work compensation will cause problems for you when you return to work.
Compensation for poisoning claims involving poisoning which is not work-related would usually be paid by the insurer of the party who is liable for causing the poisoning.
Your Duncan Lewis poisoning claim solicitor will be able to advise you further.
Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?
Your Duncan Lewis poisoning claims solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for poisoning compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis poisoning claims solicitors instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Poisoning Claims
- Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic poisoning injuries can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
- Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
- Our initial advice on making a claim for poisoning compensation is free
- Duncan Lewis accepts poisoning claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
- We will visit you at home if you are recovering from poisoning injures – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
- Duncan Lewis poisoning claims solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of the process of making a claim
- We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your poisoning injuries.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in poisoning claims will make sure you win the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a poisoning compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.