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Work-Related Dermatitis Claims

Work-related contact dermatitis can come about due to a number of causes, such as repeated washing of the hands, the wearing of latex gloves or the handling of hazardous substances such as chemicals. Work-related dermatitis (aka eczema) can have a serious effect on a person’s entire life, restricting their lifestyle, ruining their confidence and causing irritation and even pain. If you have found this to be the case, you could make a dermatitis compensation claim with Asons Solicitors.

Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521 133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.

Have You Been Affected by Dermatitis?

The symptoms of dermatitis can vary but include skin blotchiness, cracking, itching, rashes or redness. Occupational dermatitis can lead to permanent sensitivity, so the sufferer always has the irritated skin reaction against the substance that has led to the dermatitis. Figures compiled by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggest that around 84,000 people in the UK have occupational dermatitis. A number of substances can cause eczema:

Allergic contact dermatitis

  • Adhesives
  • Foods (e.g. shellfish, flour, eggs, etc.)
  • Hair dyes
  • Plants
  • Printers’ inks
  • Wet cement

Irritant contact dermatitis

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Dust (e.g. brick dust)
  • Food (e.g. onions)
  • Glues
  • Oils and greases
  • Soaps, shampoos and detergents
  • Wet work

At Asons Solicitors, we can help you win your dermatitis compensation claim damages on a ‘no win, no fee basis.

Get in touch by clicking on the “Any questions…?” box at the bottom left of this webpage and an advisor can explain further.

How Do I Know I Can Make a Claim for Dermatitis Compensation?

It’s an employee’s right to expect to be able to work and still be protected against the chance of injury or of developing an industrial disease. And it’s an employer’s responsibility to ensure that their employees do not develop a skin condition such as dermatitis. Legally, employers should supply personal protective equipment, including gloves, to keep workers safe from any irritants that might cause contact dermatitis.

While the condition can occur in almost any workplace, it is common among people working in:

  • Agriculture
  • Catering
  • Cleaning
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Printing

Occupational dermatitis compensation is awarded in varying amounts as a reflection of how much aggravation the condition has caused you. For legal reasons, a claim should be started within three years of the workplace-related dermatitis becoming apparent. The easiest way to find out if you can make a contact dermatitis claim is to contact Asons Solicitors for a free and confidential chat.

Our Work-related Dermatitis Compensation Claims Experience

Our professional industrial disease solicitors are experts in compensation claims for employees that have suffered with work-related dermatitis. Asons’ solicitors know how to successfully litigate a claim that compensates you for the agony of dealing with work-related eczema. Our dedicated specialist solicitors work on your behalf to gather all the evidence needed to win your dermatitis compensation case. Our solicitors deal with industrial disease cases every day and use their knowledge of health and safety regulations, plus their extensive legal expertise, to ensure the best outcome for your work-related dermatitis claim. Asons is an approachable, modern law firm that wants to make the process of beginning and pursuing a compensation claim easy as possible for you.

Don’t Leave it Too Long…

As with all claims, you may be thinking about the potential outlay of pursuing your work-related dermatitis case. To help quash this worry, we have put together a range of claim options to help you. We are on your side, giving you the support you need, whilst pursuing the compensation settlement you deserve. It’s important to be proactive and decide to start the claims procedure once the eczema becomes a problem, as there is a time limit of three years in place, by law, for making claims for an industrial disease such as work-related dermatitis.

Next Steps

We deal with industrial disease claims every day. If you have suffered with work-related contact dermatitis you should consider making a claim. Our industrial disease solicitors will gather the evidence, maintain communications with everyone involved and build your dermatitis compensation claim until it is settled.

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