Chemical injury at work claims

Our personal injury solicitors deal with chemical poisoning, chemical burns and chemical injury at work claims on a no win no fee basis.

We offer a free injury claim assessment service to determine if your claim for compensation could be successful. Once we have reviewed the details and circumstances of your work related chemical injuries, we can help you understand if we can proceed with your claim or not.

As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide. As part of a large ethical organisation we can ensure that you are fully supported throughout your claim, whatever your injuries and your circumstances.

Every year our Personal Injury Solicitors successfully manage thousands of personal injuries claims and secure millions of pounds in compensation settlements for people injured in accidents through no fault of their own. Most claims are settled out of Court.

Exposed to chemicals at work

Exposure to chemicals at work can cause less severe illnesses such as dermatitis or cause industrial diseases some of which can be fatal. If you or a member of your family has been exposed to chemicals or toxic substances at work medical attention should be sought as soon as possible.

Employers have a responsibility to make sure workplaces are safe and to provide adequate training and protective clothing and equipment to people working with chemicals or toxic substances. Sometimes the health and safety training provided for working with chemicals or toxins is not sufficient, and on occasion the protective clothing or equipment provided to workers fails to protect them resulting in serious personal injuries.

Chemical burn injuries at work

Literally thousands of harmful chemicals are transported around the UK and used in workplaces ranging from oil refineries and industrial complexes to hairdressers and swimming pools.

Chemical burn injuries at work can result from being exposed a harmful gas, liquid or substance which causes burning and/or blistering of the skin or temporary or permanent loss of sight.

If you suffered a workplace chemical burn injury that may have been caused by fault or negligence of an employer, you may, as in all other types of work injury claims, be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering, for medical and rehabilitation costs, for lost earnings and out of pocket expenses related to your injuries.

Many injured workers who cannot return to work for short, medium or long periods of time find that the only way to recover their lost pay is to claim personal injury compensation. In most successful work accident claims the compensation is paid out by the employers' liability insurance company; and not by the employer.

In the UK it is illegal for an employer to terminate the employment of an employee who makes a personal injury claim for an accident or injury they suffered as part of their work.

About Co-op Legal Services

As part of the largest Co-operative organisation in the UK, Co-op Legal Services works to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice and support services available from our teams of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors, legal executives and staff.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and several of our Personal Injury Solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.