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Home > Personal Injury > Harmful Substances > Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is, happily, now rare in the developed world. Classically the symptoms will start with undue fatigue, lassitude and some aches and pains with some abdominal pain. Much worse symptoms are possible but nowadays rarely encountered.

Worldwide, a great deal of lead is still produced, and significant exposure can occur to workers in the lead smelting industry. Exposure can also occur in the production of lead batteries, paints and colours, lead compounds and grinding or sanding of lead components or paints. Poisoning from the inhalation of lead oxide fume may occur in the demolition industry where lead painted metalwork is cut up.

If exposure occurs at work, there are a number of regulations which can apply, including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. In fact, regulation goes back to the Lead Paint Regulations of 1927

If you are unlucky enough to suffer an illness, disease or injury as a result such exposure, it is possible that you may be able to bring a claim for damages, otherwise known as compensation.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

Strict time limits apply to making a claim for any type of personal injury, so please contact an experienced solicitor as soon as you think you may have a claim for compensation.

Please contact us if you believe you may have been exposed to lead and that has caused you injury.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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