Thomson Snell & Passmore has secured compensation for a prisoner who received chemical burns after picking up a barrel containing chemicals.
The claimant in this chemical poisoning claim was a 48 year old male who was working in a prison laundry room where he was required to change the chemical barrels when an alarm indicated that a change was required.
The claimant had picked up a new chemical barrel and was moving it into place when, within a few minutes of touching the barrel, he developed chemical burns to both his arms.
The claimant had not been provided with any safety equipment, apart from a pair of gloves which were not suitable. He had been wearing a T-shirt on his upper body, meaning that his arms were therefore bare and exposed to the chemicals on the outside of the barrel.
Thomson Snell & Passmore were able to obtain a substantial settlement for the claimant to compensate him for the pain, suffering and loss he sustained.
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