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Poisoning in the workplace can be caused by exposure to certain chemicals, fumes, debris or particles in the atmosphere. This can lead to serious medical conditions such as kidney and liver toxicity and occupational asthma.

It is the responsibility of employers to ensure their staff are able to work in an environment that is free from anything that will cause them to develop an industrial disease. In cases where these substances are known to be present, the proper safety equipment must be provided, e.g. protective masks.

Should they fail to do this, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can act on your behalf to recover compensation for any condition you may develop as a result.

Compensation for poisoning at work

There are many conditions associated with poisoning that can be contracted in the workplace. For example, silicosis is a common form of industrial poisoning that can cause shortness of breath and coughing. It is due to inhalation of dust from granite, sandstone, slate, coal or pure silica sand.

Asbestosis is among the more widely known industrial diseases. Caused by exposure to asbestos, the symptoms can be serious and may take many years to become apparent.

Employees who are diagnosed with a condition related to poisoning that they feel can be attributed to their work environment should contact us straight away. Claims of this nature are only valid for three years from the date of diagnosis, after which time they will expire and no compensation can be awarded.


We will work hard to ensure you receive adequate compensation for your illness that covers any medical expense incurred or work missed while you recover.