Welding is the process of forging together metals using intense heat. It is crucial to many industries and processes. If not done correctly however, the process can be dangerous, with the fumes emitted causing potentially serious health problems. If you have become ill in such a way then Ashley Ainsworth can help you get maximum compensation on a no win no fee basis.
Welding illnesses are caused by the inhalation of poisonous fumes from welding rods, and usually cause breathing and respiratory problems. Inhaling these fumes can cause various injuries depending on what metals are involved. Some of the illnesses are described in more detail below. For more details aboutwelding accidents click here.
Metal fume fever
Metal fume fever symptoms are similar to that of the flu such as fever, nausea and headaches.
Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs. It causes coughing and shortness of breath.
The fumes from welding certain metals such as stainless steel, can cause asthma if inhaled over a more prolonged period.
Manganism can be caused when the metal being welded contains levels of manganese. The fumes given off can cause manganese poisoning, affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms include psychological issues, tremors, lethargy, and speech and breathing difficulties.
Many of the illnesses caused by inhalation of welding fumes can cause serious long term health problems. If your health has suffered in anyway from inhaling dangerous fumes, then it may be possible to claim welding illness compensation.
Employers and companies have a legal responsibility to protect workers from the dangers of welding fumes. Key to this is the issue of adequate ventilation. Special precautions need to be legally taken if the welding is unavoidably taking place in an enclosed space. Adequate personal protective equipment should also be provided to workers where necessary.
Making a welding illness compensation claim
If you (or someone you know) have become ill due to inhaling welding fumes, then Ashley Ainsworth can help you. We offer free no obligation and clear-talking advice from our knowledgeable team.
Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and tell us about your situation.
We take claims on a no win no fee basis meaning that it will not cost you a penny if your case is unsuccessful.
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