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 0333 331 4802, 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.