Dermatitis Compensation Claims
Dermatitis Compensation Claim
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, which is caused is caused by contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction is caused by contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction by contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction by contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction by contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction.by contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction.contact with substances that irritates the skin or causes an allergic reaction. The most prevalent symptom of dermatitis is red, cracked and itchy skin, and if left untreated can lead to the worst conditions – the skin can become swollen, flaky, blistered, and blotched, which can be very irritating and hurtful.
However, dermatitis that is developed by working in perilous conditions is known as, work-related contact dermatitis, which is one of the most common type of industrial disease in the UK. It generally happens, when the skin is exposed to injurious or irksome substances, instigating the surface of the skin to become itchy, red or inflamed. Work-related dermatitis (also known as eczema) can have severe effect on employees’ personal and professional life, limiting their way of life – loss of confidence as well as causing irritation and discomfort.
Unfortunately, all types of workplace negligence can lead to work-related dermatitis diseases. However, the industries in which work-related dermatitis are most common are:
- Printing Industry
- Catering Industry
- Cleaning Industry
- Healthcare Industry
- Agriculture Industry
- Engineering Industry
- Food Processing Industry
If your employer hasn’t taken precautions to control harmful substances where you work, and you may have developed dermatitis as a result, you could be entitled to make a dermatitis claim and be eligible for compensation. At Turner White Solicitors, our well-experienced dermatitis solicitors will help you to understand whether you have a valid case for compensation, and will support you throughout your dermatitis claim, while securing the maximum amount of compensation to safeguard your future.
Why Should I Claim Compensation For Dermatitis?
If you’ve suffered dermatitis because of something your employer did, or didn’t do, you are entitled to make an industrial disease claim for compensation. Keeping you safe from illness and injury at work is your employer’s responsibility, and the rules about what they are and are obliged to do are laid out by the Health and Safety Executive.
If your claim for work-related dermatitis disease is honest, then you deserve to be compensated for the discomfort and suffering you’ve experienced because of someone else’s negligence. The compensation you receive is intended to help you concentrate on your recovering phase. However, that’s not all. If your household depends on your income, and it’s no longer coming in to the family, then this needs to be reflected too. In circumstances like this, work-related dermatitis compensation is designed to cover medical expenses, bills, food, council tax and the like, until you get your life back to normal.
In addition, dermatitis-related compensation is not just about the money. For many, it is an acknowledgement of what you went through, an admittance of responsibility, and this can lead to modifications in procedure that could help avoid the same mistake happening to some other employee in the future.
If you’re not sure about whether you can claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to have a no obligation chat with one of our legally trained industrial disease solicitors, who will be able to help you and guide you with your claim.
When Can I Make A Dermatitis Compensation Claim?
It’s the responsibility of the employer to make sure that their employees do not develop a harmful and life-changing skin condition like dermatitis. If your employer has failed to keep you safe from any irritants, which might cause work-related contact dermatitis, get in touch with our dermatitis solicitors and Turner White Solicitors will help you to make your dermatitis claim successful.
The most common types of work-related dermatitis claims that our solicitors mostly deal with includes:
- Irritant Contact Dermatitis – This is a form of contact dermatitis that can be caused by chemical irritants – solvents, detergents, cleaners, oils and extended or regular contact with water – that usually makes the skin dry and damages it.
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis – This form of the condition occurs when your skin is exposed to harmful substances – chemicals and cement, hair products, epoxy resins or different foodstuffs – that makes you vulnerable to allergic reactions.
- Contact Urticara – Contact Urticaria is an immediate but transient localised swelling and redness that occurs on the skin after direct contact with an offending substance – plants, different foodstuffs or natural rubber latex gloves.
If in any case, you are suffering from a different type of work-related dermatitis problem, feel free to get in touch with our dermatitis claims solicitors for a confidential and free consultation; we might be able to help you with your dermatitis claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive For An Dermatitis Claim?
The amount of work related dermatitis disease compensation awarded in dermatitis related disease claims depends on a number of different aspects. These aspects can include the severity of the injury caused, your income, the effect the damage has had on your life outside work, and whether the industrial disease needed further treatment and care.
You can find out how much claim you’re entitled to by getting in touch with one of our leading solicitors today on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you. We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. However, if you want to get an estimated settlement figure before you contact us, you can always use our interactive compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Is There A Time Limit For A Dermatitis Compensation Claim?
Yes. In the UK, the standard time limit within which an industrial disease claim can be filed is 3 years. If legal proceedings are not started within 3 years, the case is considered time barred and you are no longer entitled to claim for compensation. The 3-year deadline starts either from the date that the accident happened or from the date when it was established that your disease was directly/indirectly linked to the your present or past working environment, which is also known as ‘date of knowledge’.
Moreover, the 3 years’ time limit typically start to run from the date of diagnosis, but it may be earlier than this if you have already acknowledged a connection between your symptoms and its causes. If somebody has died because of a work related dermatitis disease, the 3 years typically runs from the date of death.
In any kind of industrial disease circumstances, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. This is because the details are more likely to be fresh in your mind, so it will be easier to recall. In addition, the paperwork you’ve had that related to your industrial disease will be close to hand.
For a free consultation about an occupation dermatitis claim for compensation, call our No Win No Fee industrial disease solicitors on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or start your claim online and we will call you.
When you contact us, you don't have to start your dermatitis claim for compensation process immediately. Therefore, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your disease was caused because of someone else's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the necessary guidance and suggestion you need to establish your claim and know that we will not force you to start a claim.