Welding is the process of forging together metals using intense heat. It is crucial to many industries and processes. If not done correctly however, the process can be dangerous, with the fumes emitted causing potentially serious health problems.
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Welding illnesses are caused by the inhalation of poisonous fumes from welding rods, and usually cause breathing and respiratory problems. Inhaling these fumes can cause various injuries depending on what metals are involved. Some of the illnesses are described in more detail below. For more details about welding click here.
Metal fume fever
Metal fume fever symptoms are similar to that of the flu such as fever, nausea and headaches.
Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs. It causes coughing and shortness of breath.
The fumes from welding certain metals such as stainless steel, can cause asthma if inhaled over a more prolonged period.
Manganism can be caused when the metal being welded contains levels of manganese. The fumes given off can cause manganese poisoning, affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms include psychological issues, tremors, lethargy, and speech and breathing difficulties.
Many of the illnesses caused by inhalation of welding fumes can cause serious long term health problems. If your health has suffered in anyway from inhaling dangerous fumes, then it may be possible to claim welding illness compensation.
Employers and companies have a legal responsibility to protect workers from the dangers of welding fumes. Key to this is the issue of adequate ventilation. Special precautions need to be legally taken if the welding is unavoidably taking place in an enclosed space. Adequate personal protective equipment should also be provided to workers where necessary.
Making a welding illness compensation claim
At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have vast experience in dealing with welding illness compensation claim. We can provide you with one of our top UK industrial injury lawyers who is a specialist in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
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