Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Claims
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) claims are normally the result of an industrial accident which has occurred due to the negligence of an employer. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is a completely colourless and highly flammable liquid which is used in a range of different industries. Commonly known as butanone, it is used in the manufacture of rubbers, plastics and some textiles.
In fact, it is so strong that it is also used in varnishes, paint removers and some strong paints. It allows the substance to evaporate quickly, which can have a range of practical applications when in use. If you’ve been subject to Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) poisoning, then it is essential that you gain compensation. While it is rarely fatal, exposure to this substance in an unsafe manner can lead to a range of illnesses, some of which can be long-lasting.
Thanks to the professional team at Tylers Solicitors, you will be able to start your claim today and ensure that you have the compensation and justice you need to move on from the incident. If the poisoning prevents you from working, this compensation could also be essential in helping you get back on your feet.
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There is a wide range of different symptoms which exposure to this substance causes. Just some of the most common ones include:
- Severe Headaches, often leaving you unable to get out of bed.
- Dizziness, which can drastically impair your mobility.
- Disorientation and Lack of Coordination – this can make working almost impossible, particularly in manufacturing industries.
- Nausea and Vomiting.
- Tiredness and Drowsiness.
Even suffering from one of these symptoms can have a hugely negative effect on your life. However, if you suffer from more than one at once, you could be effectively paralysed and prevented from working or socialising.
If you have suffered from Butanone exposure in your workplace, or due to a company in your local area, you could make a claim for compensation. So long as you have evidence of the company in question being negligent towards your safety, you could earn thousands of pounds to help you get on with your life. If you’ve been forced to take time off work, for example, you could also obtain a loss of earnings compensation.
Whether you are handling it daily or not, simply being in the region of MEK could have a negative impact on your health. It is not only possible to breathe in the butanone fumes, but it can easily contaminate food and water. In some instances, it is also possible to obtain MEK poisoning through direct contact with the skin.
Any company which uses MEK needs to make sure that it is completely compliant with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (CSHHR). Within these regulations are specific guidelines about how your employer needs to treat the process and the safety equipment they need to provide you with. They need, for example, to provide you with goggles, masks and respiratory equipment in addition to protective clothing to prevent you from becoming ill because of MEK poisoning. It is also essential that they carry out regular risk assessments and ensure that all machinery is maintained effectively.
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) poisoning is just one of many kinds of workplace illness that you could suffer from. It is equally as serious as any of the following:
- Radiation Sickness.
- Occupational Cancer.
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
- Occupational Asthma.
- Repetitive Strain Injuries.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our professional team with our clients to develop personal injury claims against businesses and authorities of all sizes. We can help you to get the compensation and the justice that you deserve to ensure that you can get on with your life.
Our team of professional no win, no fee lawyers are here to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. If your claim isn’t successful, then we don’t get paid. That means that you aren’t required to put any money into the case at all – you have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain with our professional services. We can help you to tackle even large-scale organisations without bankrupting yourself.
To find out if you have a viable Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) claim, don’t hesitate! Get in touch with our professional team today. We will talk through your case with you to understand if you have a viable claim. If your claim is viable, we will take it off your hands and deal with it to ensure that you can move on with your life and concentrate on your recovery. You can call our sympathetic team directly on 0800 699 0079 to book your first meeting today, so don’t wait. Get in touch with our professional solicitors today.