While dermatitis can seem like a relatively small injury, we know how living with discomfort and pain associated to a skin condition can be very depressing, frustrating, and hard to cope with day-in day-out.
Since dermatitis tends to affect your hands, it can have a very serious impacts on your well-being. Not only do you feel discomfort and pain, it tends to make you self-conscious, as your hands are likely to be visibly sore.
In certain cases, dermatitis may cause you to have to take time off work, which in turn impacts your finance, making it harder for you to make ends meet and cover your bills, day-to-day expenditures and housing costs.
Dermatitis can be caused in a wide variety of ways. If you have the condition due to something you have purchased or due to an employer’s negligence, you’ll probably be able to make a compensation claim. If you aren’t sure, get in touch and we’ll help you find out.
Not only can you call us for free, we offer all the advice you need, and we’ll never pressure you into starting the claim. All we want to do is help you understand what your options are, whether you can claim or not, and what should your next steps be if you decide to do it.
If you want a free consultation or are looking to talk to someone about your condition, give us a call at 0808 164 9153.
Dermatitis is a condition that tends to be caused by contact with irritating or hazardous substances, such as glue, paints, cement, soap or cleaning products. It is also known as occupational dermatitis, when caused by an individual’s working conditions.
It is a type of eczema, and causes symptoms such as blisters, itchiness, redness and blotchiness. It can lead to sun sensitivity, pain, and a sensation of tightness in your skin.
Dermatitis is not contagious, but can spread to other areas of the body if not adequately treated.
In more severe cases, it can become infected and can cause the skin to crack, leading to the need for further medical treatment and potentially causing other complications.
Dermatitis is often caused by an individual’s working conditions. Any job in which you get in contact with irritating substance risks a skin condition.
Construction workers, factory workers, cleaners and hairdressers are often at risks, along with any job in which you often have wet hands.
All employers are obligated to make sure you’re safe at work, and they should always follow the regulations set out at the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.
These regulations include precautions designed to reduce risk of employees getting skin conditions. For instance, you should be warned about risks associated with working with chemicals, and receive proper training on the steps to avoid dermatitis. You should also receive PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
If you get an injury or a condition due to an employer’s negligence, we are ready to help you make a claim to cover the costs and impact of your injury.
If your condition is someone else’s fault and it’s been less than three years since you were diagnosed or noticed your symptoms, it’s very likely that you have a claim.
We know that it can be difficult to determine whether an employer is at fault for your condition, especially when it’s the result of things that may appear like hazards of the job.
If you’re not sure whether someone is at fault for your skin condition, we can help. Get in touch with us, and we’ll let you know whether someone is liable for the dermatitis, and whether you have a claim.
By calling us at 0808 164 9153 or using our contact forms, we’ll provide you with all the help you need. It’s completely free, and we won’t pressure you into starting the claim. First and foremost, we want to help you understand your legal situation and how we can help.