Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compensation Claims
If you have been exposed to polychlorinated biphenyl at the workplace and have developed an illness as a result, you may be eligible to make polychlorinated biphenyl compensation claims.
Polychlorinated biphenyls are one of many organic compounds which had been used in a number of industries in the past. Some of the common industries where these compounds were used include coolant manufacturing, lubricant and electrical equipment industries. These compounds are not being used in any industries today, but they can still be found in old refrigerators, television sets and fluorescent lighting.
Workers may be exposed to this compound if they have not been provided with adequate personal protective gear and members of the public may be at risk if proper safety measures are not taken at the time of disposal.
In the UK, there are specific rules in place which are designed to protect the health and safety of workers from these hazardous substances. If a worker has developed an illness as a result of being exposed to polychlorinated biphenyl at work, the employer may be held responsible if it can be established that adequate safety measures were not taken at the workplace.
Polychlorinated biphenyl is harmless in small doses. However, if a person is exposed to high levels of the compound, he can suffer conditions such as acne, skin problems, cancer or liver damage.
Making A Compensation Claim
If you believe you have suffered an illness as a result of being exposed to polychlorinated biphenyl at work, an injury solicitor can help you make a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
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