Coke workers claims arise when there has been a disease contracted by someone who works within the coke-making industry.
Coke plant workers are exposed to toxic fumes and dust which may cause lung cancer or other chest diseases and in general, these type of workers are more at risk of all kinds of respiratory illnesses and diseases.
During the production of coke, the material is baked at very high temperatures which produces toxic and dangerous chemicals and dust. Oil and tar are other dangerous by-products that can cause damage.
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Under Health and Safety law, an employer has a duty of care to protect all of its employees from hazards presented in the workplace. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health is part of the law and is specifically designed to protect workers who are exposed to harmful chemicals in their working environment.
If an employer has failed to comply with the law and this negligence can be demonstrated then it’s possible your case will be successful.
Respiratory illnesses can be extremely debilitating for individuals and their families. An illness of this kind can seriously impinge on someone’s ability to enjoy even the very simple things in life. You may have been unable to carry on with your job and earn money or you may have had to pay for medical expenses. Coke workers claims allow you the ability to be compensated for these kinds of losses.
If you have a diagnosis of a respiratory illness or condition like the above then it is possible you can make a claim for personal injury compensation.
First Personal Injury solicitors have experience in working with industrial disease victims. We can help with coke workers claims and we can also point you in the right direction for help with Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit advice. Please call our team today on 0800 808 9740.
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