Hazardous Substances in the Workplace
Most often this type of claim is associated with exposure to hazardous substances at the workplace where toxic chemicals are often encountered. Employers are legally bound to provide a safe working environment and provide adequate training when working around and handling chemicals that can harm or endanger life.
If your employer has been negligent and not followed the guidelines set out in The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) then you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
COSSH is the law which states general requirements on employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning.