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Home > Personal Injury > Industrial Diseases > PCB - Polychlorinated biphenyls

PCB - Polychlorinated biphenyls

PCB is a compound with a high degree of heat and electrical resistance, but which is difficult to destroy.

The nature of the compound is such that it has been used in the past in some electrical and heating equipment including refrigerators. PCB's are no longer manufactured for commercial purposes

There is now some evidence that it may cause cancer, and stronger evidence of damage to the environment. As well as the possibility of cancer, the substance is known to cause chloracne ( a type of dermatitis) and liver function abnormalities.

Exposure can occur for example to firefighters from transformer fires, and to workers generally from leaks.

If you have been exposed to PCB's in the workplace and have received medical advice to the effect that this has caused you to experience health problems, you may be able to bring a claim for damages, otherwise known as compensation.

Detailed evidence will be necessary to establish that the exposure you suffered is:

This will require a considerable body of expert evidence from technical experts in different fields.

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.

Clear Answers lawyers are experts in all aspects of personal injury work and in how to pursue claims for damages. They will be able to advise you whether a claim for damages is possible, give guidance and assistance on how the claim can be pursued and ensure that all the correct evidence is obtained to secure the best result for you.

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

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

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