Dermatitis Claims & Work-related Dermatitis Compensation Claims
Dermatitis is a general term which refers to the inflammation of the skin and affects people who work in sectors where they are exposed to chemicals, irritants and cleaning agents. If you have developed dermatitis through work and your condition is causing you ongoing pain and discomfort, you can make a claim for compensation.
The most common kinds of dermatitis are caused by irritants and allergic reactions to certain substances. These could be soaps used by cleaners, chemicals handled by factory workers or plants with which landscapers come into contact. The condition can come in many forms, including eczema, psoriasis and dry skin, and common symptoms include:
- Open wounds (often caused by scratching)
- Employer responsibility
Your Employer’s Responsibilities
It is up to your employer to reduce your exposure to materials that can result in harmful skin conditions, such as dermatitis. The Health & Safety Executive has highlighted a list of high-risk professions, including:
- Health services
- Metal machining
- Vehicle repair
If your job does not fall under these categories, but you believe you have contracted dermatitis from your workplace, you can still speak to a solicitor to see if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Grieves Solicitors today
If you are suffering from a painful skin condition, which you believe could be to do with substances you have come into contact with at work, get in touch. Call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in our contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.