Industrial Disease

Lead Poisoning Claims

Lead poisoning is extremely hazardous to the body. Lead is toxic to organs including the heart, kidneys and intestines, as well as the nervous and reproductive systems.

Lead is easily ingested into the body by exposure to the substance, and people working in a wide variety of industries are at risk from its effects.

 If you’ve suffered lead poisoning as a result of being exposed to the metal at work you can make a compensation claim – and don’t be put off if you work in an industry where exposure to lead is common. Just because you were aware of the risks doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to a payout.

Here at Your Personal Injury Partner we specialise in lead poisoning claims and we’ve secured thousands of pounds for employees in various sectors. Talk to us today on 01782 608 744 or fill in our contact form and one of our team will be in touch. 

Are you at risk?

Lead was once commonly used for a range of jobs – when fitting roofs, for providing protective seals on various materials, and in different types of batteries.  Its toxicity saw it decline in popularity but workers are still at risk of exposure, particularly when working on older buildings, or when working in industries where lead is still utilised.

You are at risk of lead poisoning if your work involves:

  • Scrap metal recycling
  • Thermal stripping
  • Demolition of buildings/bridges/railways
  • Stained glass window removal
  • Battery manufacturing
  • Ammunition manufacturing
  • Lead pipe/sheet production

This list is not exhaustive and workers can come into contact with lead in other ways – for instance a window fitter working on an old property could find that the glass is framed using lead, or the home could have been decorated using lead paint.

Acute and chronic poisoning

The symptoms of acute lead poisoning include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • A metallic taste in the mouth

Those who have acute poisoning often go on to develop chronic lead poisoning, and classic signs include:

  • Short term memory loss
  • Depression
  • Nausea and abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Speech problems
  • Anaemia
  • Blue/black line around teeth

Those who have been exposed to lead long-term are at risk of illnesses including cancer, stroke and heart disease. Psychological problems including aggression have also been linked to lead.

Contact Your Personal Injury Partner

If you’ve been a victim of lead poisoning then you could be entitled to a substantial payout, particularly if it has lead to serious illness. Call us now on 01782 608 744 to discuss your situation, or alternatively you can fill in our contact form and someone will be in touch.

Contact your personal injury partner today and let use take the hassle out of your claim

01782 608 744
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