Claim compensation for occupational dermatitis

Our industrial disease solicitors are experts in occupational dermatitis claims, and understand that suffering from the condition can be disruptive and sore. This is why at AWH we want to help you get compensated for your pain and suffering.

Have you developed a skin condition as a result of handling materials, products or chemicals at work? Then we can help you. Occupational dermatitis can present itself in different ways. For example your skin may show:

  • Redness and dryness
  • Scaling and flaking
  • Blistering, cracking or weeping
  • Swelling

We can help you claim compensation to help you move forward and focus on recovery.

You can rest assured that we’ll be by your side throughout the whole claims process, offering guidance and support when you need it.

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We can offer you expert advice and guidance

At AWH Solicitors, our experts are here to help you through your occupational dermatitis claim from start to finish.

If you suffer from occupational dermatitis, you might be eligible to claim compensation for any medical and financial setbacks that you’ve experienced as a result.

We believe that no one should have to suffer from a potentially painful skin condition because their employer didn’t take necessary health and safety precautions.

That’s why we want to help you file a claim against your negligent employer. By doing so you will also highlight health and safety problems in the company which will help other employees.

With our help you can be compensated for the pain, suffering and financial losses you have had to endure as a result of your illness, which will help you to be able to look forward to the future.

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What is occupational dermatitis?

Occupational dermatitis is the inflammation of your skin which is caused by contact with certain hazardous substances or other elements of your working environment.

It’s not contagious, so it can’t spread from one person to another.

Most often occupational dermatitis is only found on the hands, as your hands are the most exposed part of your body at work which is most likely to be in contact with substances triggering skin reactions.

If you’ve developed dermatitis as a result of your work environment, our team want to help you.

We understand that you may be in pain or maybe a little embarrassed by your skin condition, so we want to bring your employer to justice. We can help you file a claim and receive compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced.

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Causes of occupational dermatitis

There are a range of things which may have caused or triggered your dermatitis at work.

Certain substances are more likely to aggravate your skin than others, so exposure to them can be painful.

Substances, known as causative agents, that can cause dermatitis include the following:

  • Flour
  • Cement
  • Bleaches
  • Paints
  • Glues

The list of substances and atmospheres that can result in dermatitis is forever growing.

Of course, if you work around a causative agent like one listed above every day then it’s hard to avoid coming into contact with it.

However, your employer should provide you with adequate protection such as gloves so that you don’t develop or trigger dermatitis.

If they fail or refuse to do so, that’s where we can help you. We’re here to help you get compensated for your employer’s carelessness so that you can get your life back on track without worrying about prescription costs or lost wages.

We understand that having occupational dermatitis can be irritating, and can negatively affect your everyday life. That’s why we want to help you get compensated, so that you can begin to move forward.

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Symptoms of occupational dermatitis

Occupational dermatitis symptoms can vary depending on the contact period and substance.

Below is a list of the most common symptoms relating to contact dermatitis from the workplace.

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

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms you will need to visit your local GP, who can get you a diagnosis and treatment for your symptoms.

Getting your GP to diagnose your condition will also help us to decipher whether your skin condition is occupational dermatitis or not.

Once you have been to your GP, you can contact our industrial disease team to get the ball rolling on your claim. At the same time, your GP can hopefully prescribe medication to soothe and ease your symptoms so that you suffer less.

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Jobs at risk of developing occupational dermatitis

There are certain jobs that carry a higher risk of occupational contact dermatitis.

If you’re in one of the following professions, you have a high chance of developing occupational dermatitis:

  • Engineering and construction
  • Hairdressing and beauty
  • Cleaning and housekeeping
  • Cooking and catering
  • Nursing and healthcare

However, dermatitis can affect workers in all sectors.

Occupational dermatitis can develop by either regular contact with a weaker substance, or short-term exposure to a much stronger irritant.

Your employer is legally obliged to protect your health and safety, so should provide you with proper protection such as gloves or long sleeved shirts.

If you have dermatitis and your employer has failed to meet their legal responsibility, they can be held responsible for the skin condition and the impact it has had on your life.

Your employer should also be carrying out regular risk assessment and acting upon any risks present in the workplace.

These assessments can help to protect you from any danger and prevent you from developing workplace conditions such as occupational dermatitis.

If they fail to carry out these essential assessments and you develop dermatitis we can help you claim compensation, which will let you move forward with your life.

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Expert occupational dermatitis solicitors in Manchester

How we can help you

At AWH Solicitors, we ensure that pursuing your claim for compensation remains as simple and straightforward as possible.

We can help you establish the cause of your occupational dermatitis and manage the claims process from start to finish.

We can put together a strong case on your behalf and be there to support you when you need us. Our team can help you move forward with your life after suffering because of your employer.

Our team understand what you’re experiencing, and want to help you receive compensation so that you can look forward to your future.

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