Solvent Exposure Claims

Many people work in settings where they are exposed to solvents, and even when all the proper precautions are taken to protect against harmful exposure, employees can still be at risk of illness. Solvents are used to dilute or dissolve other substances, and many of them contain chemicals like benzene or toluene, both of which are hazardous to health.

If you’ve worked with solvents and have developed an illness as a result, JMW Solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you are entitled to. To find out more, call our team now on 0800 054 6570 – they’ll be happy to discuss your situation in more detail and can give you an idea of how much you could claim.

Symptoms of solvent exposure

The specific symptoms of solvent exposure will depend on the person exposed as well as the substance they have come into contact with, but generally speaking, short term symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Rash if skin is exposed

And long-term symptoms include:

  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Sleeping problems
  • Trouble with concentration

Who is at risk?

A list published by the Health and Safety Executive states that you are most likely to be exposed to solvents if you work in the following industries:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Chemicals
  • Textiles
  • Printing
  • Rubber and plastic production
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Paint or ink manufacture

Contact JMW

JMW Solicitors has varied and extensive experience in dealing with compensation claims for solvent exposure. We’ve represented people from all sectors and we can represent you, getting you the compensation you deserve. Find out more now by calling 0800 054 6570.



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