If you work offshore you may have been exposed to Benzene and this could cause you serious health problems. The symptoms can start with headaches and visual migraine which are a known symptom of myelo-fibrosis. If you have been exposed to benzene and have these symptoms you should seek medical advice as a matter of urgency to enable simple tests to be done to establish if you have benzene poisoning.
The levels of Benzene can be measured in the breath shortly after exposure, levels can also be measured in the blood however benzene disappears from the bloodstream very quickly therefore tests have to be carried out soon after exposure.
Treatment may be offered for the symptoms of benzene however there is no antidote for benzene poisoning.
Benzene is subject to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 1988, 1994, 1999 and 2002, these regulations impose strict obligations on employers to protect an employee from exposure to Benzene.
With offices in Aberdeen and as Scotland’s leading Personal Injury pursuer’s solicitors we are specialised in handling compensation claims for accidents and disease.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to benzene and developed benzene poisoning, contact our specialist lawyers today on 0800 089131 or complete the compensation claim form below and we will assess your claim and advise you on the first steps to receiving the compensation you deserve on a No Win No Fee basis.
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