Dermatitis is an irritation, inflammation or reddening of the skin, such as eczema or having eczema-like symptoms, which can be very itchy, painful and interfere with your quality of life. You may also suffer from rashes, blisters or hives, or dry flaky scales of skin. Dermatitis can become genuinely debilitating, especially if you have it on the palms of your hands as this can prevent you from working.
You may not be aware that you may be entitled to claim compensation if you suffer from dermatitis as a result of, for instance, chemicals you encounter in the workplace. If you ask our specialist personal injury solicitors** Leeds about your case, you can find out whether or not you may be eligible to claim. You can claim both for the pain and discomfort you suffer, and for the past or potential loss of earnings if you find yourself unable to work.
Dermatitis in the Workplace
The two forms of dermatitis commonly seen in the workplace are irritant dermatitis and allergic dermatitis. In the former, your skin is dried out by an irritant substance, and in the latter, it means that you are having an allergic reaction to a certain substance or chemical. In the workplace, dermatitis can be caused by many different things across many different industries, ranging from cleaning products to solvents, cement, rubber and latex, certain foods such as citrus fruits, acids and metalworking fluids.
Make a Claim for Dermatitis
If there are hazardous substances in your workplace then your employer should have measures in place to protect you, and the appropriate safety equipment should be available and all employees should know when and how to use it. Our team of Leeds solicitors** will examine all possible areas where negligence may have taken place in order to ascertain whether or not you have a claim for compensation, so it is important that you keep all documentation relating to your dermatitis, and take photographs of your worsening condition as well as keeping a note of what substances you are put into contact with at work.
Your employer is legally obliged to respect the regulations laid out in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, and our experienced Leeds lawyers will be able to tell you whether malpractice has occurred.
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