Work-related dermatitis is a skin condition caused by hazardous substances from the working environment. Sometimes known as occupational dermatitis, this irritating skin condition can that can manifest itself as inflammation, eczema,
It is estimated that around 84,000 people have a skin condition that has been caused or worsened by their working environment. These shocking figures from HSE state that occupational dermatitis is more likely to be found on the hands and can occur from consistent contact with substances such as flour, cement, bleach, glues, paints and chemicals. If you are suffering from dermatitis and believe that you have not been given adequate protection or care, then we can help you. Our solicitors specialise in handling industrial claims so if you condition is linked to your work, we will ensure that you receive compensation.
Has My Work Caused my Contact Dermatitis ?
If you have been exposed to irritants at work the skin problems you are suffering could be as a direct result of the conditions you have been working under.
Examples of industries that could cause Contact Dermatitis are :
Food preparation Soaps / Cleaning products / Wetwork / Disinfectants
Beauty / Health work Soaps / Cleaning Products / Wetwork / Disinfectants
Manufacturing / Engineering Oils / Coolants / degreasers
Are my Employers responsible for my Contact Dermatitis?
Your employers are under a duty to assess the risk to their employees and the risk of developing contact dermatitis.
Where a Risk is identified the Employers adequate measures to minimise the risk. These measures can include protecting skin with gloves , using equipment such as a dishwasher rather than washing by hand and having a system in place to ensure that employees hands are regular checked for signs of contact Dermatitis.