I believe I am entitled to claim for chemical pesticide exposure on a farm however I am unsure of the procedure involved. What should I do?
Under the USA’s Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations’ employers are required to protect all workers from exposure to chemicals and other harmful substances including pesticides if your employer has failed to do this you may be entitled to claim for chemical pesticide exposure on a farm. They must ensure that their workers are not exposed spills, splashes or any other residue left over from pesticides and must provide the necessary safety equipment to curb the chances of that event occurring.
It is vital not only for your health but also your compensation claim that you seek professional medical care immediately after the accident. Direct contact with pesticides could have a long-term impact on your health and in turn on your personal life and ability to work.
Once you have visited a doctor or hospital and received attention you should speak with a personal injury lawyer. They will be able to assess you claim for chemical pesticide exposure on a farm and advise you on the potential value of your claim. Their expertise is likely to prove very useful when seeking relevant evidence to support your claim.
For example it may be worthwhile speaking to fellow work colleagues to investigate if they have experienced any symptoms that are similar to yours, it would also be a good idea to record the incident in the employer’s ‘Accident Report Book’.
If the insurance company believes its policyholder has been negligent, it may approach you with an early offer of compensation. Such an offer can be tempting particularly if you find yourself in a precarious financial position but it is important to remember that your employer’s insurers do not have your best interests at heart and it is unlikely their offer of compensation will take into account all the external factors which could alter the value of your claim for chemical pesticide exposure on a farm such as the long-term effects of the injury therefore all such offers must be referred to a personal injury lawyer.