Chemical Burns, Inhalation or Eye Injury Claims

If you have experienced an injury at work relating to the use of chemicals, you may be eligible to make a claim against your employer. If you have experienced chemical burns, chemical inhalation or a chemical eye injury, this page will help you to ascertain your rights and the responsibilities of your employer.

Instigating a claim for negligence

In the chemical and pharmaceutical industries the most obvious risk factors that present themselves are things like chemical burns and exposure to hazardous materials, which may often be inherent in the nature of the industry.

In this context, the provision and use of appropriate safety goggles and protective clothing and equipment will be vitally important. Of course, provision is only one aspect. If all necessary clothing and equipment is made available but the system or culture of work is such that it is very difficult or impossible to attain the targets which have been set when using the equipment provided, an employer will not escape liability for their employees’ injuries.

Shift work tends to be commonplace in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, with skeleton crews in place at certain times of the day or night. This may result in there not being sufficient numbers of staff on duty as might be required by best practice. In addition, working long or unusual shift patterns out of sync with natural circadian rhythms can result in excessive levels of tiredness by an individual or their co-workers, which can contribute to accidents.

If you believe any of the above scenarios may be true to your situation, you may have grounds to instigate a claim due to the negligence of your employer. Our experienced solicitors will be able to help you ascertain if have good grounds to make a claim.

About McCarthy + Co

With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of fields including workplace and road traffic accidents. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial and helpful advice.

Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork but we have worked with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. If you have experienced a chemical injury in the workplace, you can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance to pursue your claim.

Contact Us

Get in contact with our personal injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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