Workplace Dermatitis Claims

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You have a right to protection by your employers from injuries and illness when at work. If you or a loved one has suffered a skin condition due to contact with hazardous substances or allergens in the workplace, get in touch with the expert team of personal injury solicitors at Forbes as soon as possible.

What is workplace dermatitis?

Workplace dermatitis is the inflammation and irritation of the skin. It is commonly found on the hands since these are the body part most usually in contact with caustic substances, but it can occur on any part of the body. Workplace dermatitis can manifest as dermatitis, eczema or other skin conditions. Symptoms include:

  • Itching
  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Blotchiness
  • Cracking of the skin

The condition regularly leaves victims in severe discomfort, often leaving them vulnerable to painful sores and infections as well as potentially affecting their appearance and confidence.

Who is at risk?

Workplace dermatitis can be caused by exposure to irritants and allergens at work which can cause or worsen skin complaints. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Oils
  • Greases
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Glues
  • Cement
  • Bleach
  • Flour

If you work or have worked with exposure to these kinds of substances, you may have been at risk of developing a skin condition or worsening an existing one.

Your employer has a responsibility to provide you with appropriate safety equipment such as gloves, overalls, boots and masks to protect you from these substances. They should also check if you have an existing condition which could be affected by caustic substances. If you feel you have been provided with inadequate protection when working with hazardous materials and allergens, then you deserve compensation.

What can I do?

If you or a loved one has suffered due to workplace dermatitis, contact the expert solicitors at Forbes today. Dermatitis can cause even more painful and debilitating skin conditions and can be a sign of negligence on the part of your employer. We have helped people claim compensation who have not been supplied with the right equipment, or have been given inadequate protection. This compensation recognises the discomfort and suffering of victims, as well as taking into account issues such as lost income due to time off work and associated medical expenses.

Your best interests are at the heart of everything we do at Forbes, and we operate on a no win, no fee basis so there is no financial risk to you should your claim be unsuccessful. All initial advice is free, with no obligation to proceed.

For a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer or to start your workplace dermatitis claim, please call free phone 0800 689 0973 or contact us by email today.

We have expert Solicitors at each of our offices based in Accrington, Blackburn Chorley and Preston ready to help you.

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Personal Injury

22 Mar 2017

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