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Occupational Dermatitis Claims

Occupational Dermatitis Claims

It is estimated a staggering 84,000 people are affected by occupational dermatitis each year. The allergic condition occurs when the skin is exposed to various irritants and substances, the majority of which are present within working environments.

Although occupational dermatitis can be treated effectively, it can often have a serious impact on a person’s life; causing both emotional and physical distress. If you suffer from occupational dermatitis, contacting a solicitor who specialises in industrial disease compensation claims is essential in securing medical treatment and improving working conditions. For a free initial claim assessment with an experienced solicitor contact Farleys on 01254606008, alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

Symptoms of Occupational Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, causing the surface to become broken and dry resulting in painful blistering in severe cases. The condition occurs when the skin comes into contact with either and irritant or allergen, causing a volatile reaction that manifests on the skin’s surface.

Irritant dermatitis accounts for the majority of cases, typically caused by industrial substances such as detergents and solvents which remove the skin of its natural oils damaging its outer layer. Allergen dermatitis is far less common and is caused by a reaction to a substance which causes the immune system to respond in a way which affects the condition of the skin.

Although different, both forms of occupational dermatitis exhibit the same symptoms, which usually appear within 48 hours. If you or a loved one has been affected by occupational dermatitis it is essential you contact your GP at the earliest opportunity.

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Take our free assessment to find out if you have an occupational dermatitis claim, or call us on 01254606008.

Pursing an Occupational Dermatitis Claim

Where dermatitis occurs due to a poor working environmental or occupational hazards you may be eligible to pursue a compensation claim. Under UK law, employers must ensure all the necessary steps are taken to protect their employees from accident or injury in the work place including the development of industrial diseases such as occupational dermatitis.

Regular risk and safety assessments should be undertaken to ensure safety standards satisfy national requirements. Protective clothing should also be provided and employees should be informed of the risk factor so they know how to protect themselves. In the event an employer neglects their duties a formal claim can be brought against them, however it must be done within three years of diagnosis.

If you or a loved one has been affected by industrial dermatitis or any other form of industrial disease seeking expert legal advice is vital. The expert industrial disease solicitors at Farleys will help ensure you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Whilst pursing a claim may not fully restore the condition of your skin it can ensure you gain access to protective equipment and medical treatment to prevent future recurrences.

Contact a Specialist in Dermatitis Claims

For a free initial claim assessment contact Farleys Solicitors dedicated personal injury team on 01254606008. Alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

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