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PVC Plastic injury claims - Vinyl chloride monomer

Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) is used in the manufacture of PVC. Until the 1960's VCM was regarded as safe, and respiratory protection was not provided - for example to workers who would enter the autoclaves after every batch for cleaning purposes.

Exposure to VCM is now known to cause liver cancer, and exposure has been strictly controlled since 1974. However the long latency period between the exposure and the onset of symptoms may mean that cases will still arise in workers who were engaged in the work many years ago.

The heating of plastic packaging film is also known as a cause of "meat wrappers' asthma"

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.

At Clear Answers we have lawyers who have experience of landmark litigation for exposure to chemicals.

They will give you expert legal advice and have access to a nationwide panel of experts to assist bring your claim in the most effective manner possible.

Please contact us for specialist advice.

Multi-party claims

In some cases of exposure to Vinyl chloride monomer, it becomes clear that you are just one of many victims who have suffered in this way.

Where many victims are identified, the courts will coordinate the legal action and appoint lead solicitors to deal with one or more of the legal issues and / or to represent all the claimants. Clear Answers specialist personal injury lawyers have experience in handling landmark litigation cases and multi party claims, and assisting in the complex legal processes involved.

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

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