About Dermatitis and skin conditions

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About Dermatitis and skin conditions

If you have been exposed to allergens or irritating substances in your work or workplace, you may develop dermatitis or a skin condition. This can lead to inflammation of the skin and cause symptoms of itchiness, soreness and dryness. You may develop a rash and notice painful cracking of the skin.

Dermatitis and other skin conditions can be caused by coming into contact with many different types of allergens and irritating substances that are commonly found in the workplace. These include;

  • Cleaning products
  • Rubber
  • Soaps
  • Acids
  • Oils and greases
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives

amongst many others.

The symptoms associated with dermatitis or a skin condition can range from mild to severe. It is usual for the symptoms to initially occur in sensitive or exposed areas such as the hands and arms, or at the backs of the knees and elbows. It is possible for the symptoms to then spread to other parts of the body.

Many occupations can involve potential exposure which can cause dermatitis and other skin conditions, including;

  • Cleaners
  • Mechanics
  • Foundry workers
  • Gardeners
  • Electricians
  • Painters and decorators
  • Floor layers
  • Hairdressers

and many more

Your employer is under a legal duty to ensure your well being and protection in the work place and they should limit your exposure to allergens and irritating substances.

Legislation provides that your employer should provide you with protective equipment such as gloves, overalls, masks and protective footwear to minimise your risk of developing dermatitis and other similar conditions.

If you are suffering from dermatitis or a skin condition caused by exposure to an allergen or irritant in your work or workplace, you may have grounds for a no win, no fee claim.

  • You need not be still employed by your employer to make a dermatitis or skin rash related claim.
  • You don’t need to have had a formal diagnosis or medical treatment for your condition to make a claim
  • You may claim even if you were exposed to allergens or irritants many years ago.
  • We may be able to assist you with a claim even if your employer has now gone out of business.

For no obligation advice about dermatitis claims, call free on 0800 587 4444  (or 0333 200 4712 on a mobile) or fill in the form and we’ll call you back

  • No Win No Fee guaranteed
  • Specialist, independent solicitors
  • Speak direct to expert solicitors
  • Over 13 years experience

Compensation Amounts

Dermatitis: £1,000 – £10,500

Source: Judicial Studies Board Guidelines

You may also be able to recover past and future loss of earnings and other expenses.