Irritant dermatitis can spread widely across parts of the skin other than just skin that directly touched an irritant, which differentiates it from allergic dermatitis which can be quite localised. Irritant dermatitis can arise as a result of a number of different circumstances. Your hands might:
- Have been immersed in chemicals directly without any protection
- Have come into contact with a contaminated workspace
- Be subject to particles that are present in the air
- Be splashed by a liquid that is being poured, mixed, stirred, etc
- Be too frequently wet and in contact with detergents
The troubled skin can sting or burn, experience redness, dryness, flakiness, swelling or blisters when the irritant dermatitis is triggered. The psychological effects of irritant dermatitis can be almost as severe as the condition itself, damaging the sufferer’s perception of their self-image to the point of having a negative impact on their relationships. Anyone that has had to go through such agony as a result of an employer’s inaction or lax regard of health and safety measures should contact Asons Solicitors and ask about beginning an irritant dermatitis compensation claim.
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Have You Been Affected by Irritant Dermatitis?
Irritant dermatitis is the result of exposure to harmful chemicals, dusts or other substances. These substances can include all of the items listed below:
- Acids and alkalis
- Dusts (e.g. wood dust, brick dust, etc.)
- Foods (e.g. onions)
- Oil, petrol, diesel
- Soaps, shampoos and detergents
- Wet work (i.e. too much contact with water, e.g. hand-washing)
At Asons Solicitors, we work diligently to win you the irritant dermatitis damages that will compensate you for the disruption to your health, and we do this on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
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Can I Make an Irritant Dermatitis Claim?
Employers and employees are expected to work according to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, which require employers to put measures in place to limit exposure to any substances that might cause irritant dermatitis or any other illness. Materials that could cause skin diseases might also permeate the skin and then affect a body internally.
If an employer did not provide personal protection equipment to protect employees from hazardous materials, then that employer is liable for that employee’s ill health which comes about because of contact with the materials. While skin is a resilient organ that repairs itself, it is also highly sensitive and once it is damaged by irritant dermatitis, this ailment can take a good length of time to improve, and even become a permanent, recurring problem. It might become necessary to leave the job within which the irritant dermatitis began, with an attendant loss of income.
Irritant dermatitis could be encountered in a range of employments, especially if they include extensive contact with water, detergents or chemicals. These are some examples of the careers that might be affected:
- Foundry workers
- Rubber products workers
Occupational dermatitis compensation can amount to a four or five figure sum under the suggested figures put forward by the Judicial College Guidelines, which courts refer to when making awards and can be referred to by solicitors when looking for an estimate. It is crucial that a claim should be brought to Asons within three years from the time that the irritant dermatitis became evident. Get in touch with Asons Solicitors for an initial chat, free of charge, so we can ascertain whether we can pursue an allergic dermatitis claim for you.
Our Irritant Dermatitis Compensation Claims Experience
Industrial disease is one of the specialist areas that solicitors at Asons have a thorough knowledge and extensive experience of. Our professionals are trusted experts and passionately pursue claims that award our clients the damages that they deserve, every day. Asons’ team members understand how troubling irritant dermatitis is, and their knowledge of health and safety law means that they can handle the complex details of an irritant dermatitis case, relieving you of the responsibility of dealing on a legal level with your employer and their insurers.