Client Wins £3,500 for Dermatitis Claim

Spraying glaze onto pottery tiles
LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott
Case by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott

An AWH Client has been awarded £3,500 for damages after constant exposure to wet work caused him to develop occupational dermatitis.

About the Case 

Our client was working as a glazing operative, cleaning glaze that was sprayed onto pottery. His work would involve using a high-pressure jet to wash both their work’s machinery and work areas. When using the high-pressure jet, their skin would get soaked in glaze and water. Our client alleged that he was not provided with adequate protective clothing and gloves to protect him against the wet work.

A scratch on his skin soon became aggravated by the continuous exposure to the glaze and water. Consequently, he formed occupational dermatitis.

Read more about occupational dermatitis claims here.

What was the Outcome of the Case?

An occupational hygienist and medical expert both agreed that our client’s job as a glazing operative is classified as wet work. As a result, with the help of our expert solicitor, Charlotte Davies, our client was able to make a claim against their employer. Our client was happy to have the case resolved and win a settlement of £3,500 for damages.

If you have been affected by a similar situation, AWH is able to provide you with legal help and the support you may need.

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