What is occupational dermatitis?
Dermatitis means “inflammation of the skin”. It can be caused by exposure to certain chemicals and substances at work, which can cause the skin to become red, inflamed and itchy.
Could I be at risk from occupational dermatitis?
Occupational dermatitis, sometimes called industrial dermatitis is a very common workplace problem. People who work in several occupations are at risk of contracting it, including:
- Construction workers
- Salon workers in contact with hairdressing preparations
- Workers in contact with pharmaceutical agents
- Hospital workers in contact with detergents and soaps
- Metal machining workers in contact with mineral oils
- Print workers in contact with printing chemicals
- Electronics workers in contact with soldering fluxes
- Farmers and manufacturing workers in contact with preservatives and pesticides
- Roofing or bitumen workers in contact with tar and pitch
- Any occupation where a worker is exposed to substances to which they may be allergic, such as rubber/latex or adhesives
How can Graysons help?
Your employer has a duty to ensure your health and safety at work and provide adequate protection from any substances which may be hazardous to you. If they don’t, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Our personal injury experts have successfully handled many industrial dermatitis claims. We have special expertise in this area which means that we can confidently assess whether or not your employer has failed to take precautions and is at fault. We can also arrange for specialist expert evidence to be obtained to help us successfully pursue your claim.
Contact us now for a free initial consultation where we will be happy to assess your case.