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Pesticides are designed to be harmful to small animals and insects. However, that means they can have a damaging effect on humans too, and can even be fatal in some cases. Pesticide poisoning claims are, unfortunately, fairly common and are necessary to ensure those affected have the money and peace of mind they need to get on with their lives. Pesticides are truly toxic chemicals, practically designed to disrupt every system in the human body.
Whether you’ve been exposed to harmful chemicals by your employer or a nearby company, pesticide poisoning claims can make a real difference to your life. If you haven’t been provided with adequate protection, you can make a claim on the basis of industrial negligence. That could help you to get the compensation that you need and the justice you deserve.
Pesticides can include several different types of toxic substances which are used to eliminate pests. These can come under several different names, including insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and more. They are designed to kill the target species of animal, insect or plant while allowing crops to grow unaffected. To some extent, they are even used to improve the health of humans by eliminating creatures which could be carrying infectious diseases.
Although they do some good, they are also dangerous. If pesticides are inhaled or ingested, they can cause a variety of health problems to humans and pets. Even coming into direct contact with pesticides can be extremely harmful, and can often leave devastating burns or marks on the skin. This threat is magnified when many pesticides, particularly those used in the past, have the potential to stay in an area for many years – they can even accumulate in the fatty tissues of non-targeted, resistant animals.
When you take this longevity into consideration, it is quite easy to see how humans can be easily affected by this toxic material. This becomes even worse when you consider that there aren’t just agricultural pesticides either. In fact, many businesses in the textile industry use pesticides to prevent their clothing and other materials from insect attack. Members of the public can be at risk, as well as employees handling the substances. If pesticides are used too close to your home, workplace or even where you walk your dog, you might be at risk.
The symptoms of toxic materials can be varied and wide-ranging depending on the type of insecticide or herbicide used. Some of the potential and most common symptoms can include:
- Abdominal Pain and Cramps.
- Difficult Breathing.
- Skin Irritation.
- Nausea, Vomiting and Gagging.
- Severe Diarrhoea or constipation.
Whether you work with or live near pesticides, it is important that the person or company in charge take full responsibility for their toxic material. If you work with insecticides, rodenticides or herbicides, your employer must have provided you with safety equipment as well as health and safety training before you began.
Pesticide poisoning claims are usually targeted at employers who have not fulfilled their safety obligations to their staff. This could include not providing adequate safety equipment or low-quality health and safety training. Pesticides are toxic materials which are deliberately placed somewhere – that means, if you are suffering from this kind of poisoning, then there is definitely someone to blame. In some cases, this kind of illness can prove to be life-changing or even fatal.
For something so serious, you cannot afford to make any mistakes. That is why you need the team of personal injury lawyers with the most experience. Here at Tylers, we can provide a specialist service to ensure you get the compensation and justice you need.
Before you begin, it is important that we establish whether you have a legitimate claim. Our friendly and professional team will ask you a series of simple questions to discover whether you can prove your illness is someone else’s fault. Once we understand the events leading up to your diagnosis, we can help you to understand the chances of a successful claim, how the case will continue to develop and the kind of compensation that you are going to receive.
We hope you never have to, but if you are making pesticide poisoning claims, then Tylers is the team for you. We are experienced personal injury lawyers based in Manchester, working on a no win, no fee basis. That means we will do everything in our power to bring you the justice you deserve, as well as the highest amount of compensation you need to get on with your life.
We specialise in a wide range of personal injury claims, including pesticide, insecticide, herbicide and rodenticide cases. If you think you have a legitimate claim, get in touch with the professional team at Tyler’s on 0800 699 0079.
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No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your pesticide-poisoning compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat.