Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Claims Information

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.

Can Methyl Ethyl Ketone be Fatal?

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.

What are the Symptoms of Butanone Exposure?

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.
What are Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Claims?

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.

 

What can Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Cause?

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:

  • Asbestosis.
  • Radiation Sickness.
  • Occupational Cancer.
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
  • Occupational Asthma.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries.
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Compensation Claims Calculator

If you have suffered from Methyl Ethyl Ketone in the workplace, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and what has happened. Curious about how much money you could be entitled to? Use Tylers’ simple compensation calculator below!

Minor Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Compensation Amounts
Minor Methyl Ethyl Ketone could bring on symptoms of bronchitis or other chest problems resolving within a very few months. If this sounds like you may have minor problems, get in touch with us today.
£1,760 to £4,240
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Moderate Compensation Amounts
In this case, there may be a prominent risk of malignancy. The extent of anxiety could be a major factor here and you may be entitled to claim compensation here.
£4,240 to £14,420
Serious Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Compensation Amounts
This might entail some slight breathlessness with no effect on working life and the likelihood of substantial and permanent recovery within a few years of the exposure to the cause or the aggravation of the existing condition.  
£18,480 to £16,580
Severe Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Compensation Amounts
These causes from Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) can cause permanent effects on working or social life with varying levels of anxiety about the future prominent. If this sounds like your situation, get in touch to discuss this further.
£16,580 to £24,950

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Tylers to Make MEK Compensation Claims?

Tylers Solicitors are an established legal company and we manage our clients with the best customer-care possible. We understand your stresses and everything that comes with the process of claiming compensation. In fact, throughout the years we have helped people claim thousands of pounds for a diverse range of cases.

Are you searching for a friendly legal team that can get you the best compensation? Contact Tylers Solicitors today.

 

Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee MEK Compensation Claims Solicitor?

At Tylers, we’re proud to offer our clients and potential clients a no-win, no-fee legal service to help you get the compensation you are owed, no matter what case it is you’re going for, our legal team of experts will do all they can in their power to get you the money you may be entitled too. If our team are unsuccessful in your case, you won’t owe us a penny!

 

 

Why Choose Tylers Solicitors for Professional Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Poisoning?

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.

Need more information? Don’t worry, our expert claims solicitors will advise you along the way

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We Accept Nationwide MEK Compensation Claims

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we are proud to offer a complete range of legal services, including MEK compensation claims. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are just a phone call away from helping you to start your claim for compensation. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us directly on 0800 699 0079. Alternatively, you can use the simple contact form we have and a customer-care team member will get back to you as soon as possible.