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Skin Disease / Industrial Dermatitis Claims

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors – No win no fee Skin Disease/Industrial Dermatitis Claims

 

Skin diseases known as industrial dermatitis or occupational dermatitis result from contact with chemicals at work, including solvents, detergents, fragrances, rubber and Latex (NLR), fine particle substances such as lime or concrete, metals such as nickel, acids or food (eg fish) and plant materials.

 

Symptoms may develop over time – or develop rapidly as a result of immediate contact with an allergen, such as a chemical or solvent.

 

Industrial dermatitis is usually classified as two distinct types:

 

  • Allergic contact dermatitis – workers who handle substances in the workplace may develop allergic reactions as a result of hypersensitivity
  • Irritant contact dermatitis – workers who already have a skin allergy or suffer from hayfever are more likely to suffer from irritant contact dermatitis.

 

The symptoms of industrial dermatitis include:

 

  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Itching skin
  • Pinprick red rash
  • Red raw skin
  • Sore skin lesions
  • Weeping skin.

 

Eczema or psoriasis can become chronic skin diseases once an allergic reaction to a substance in the workplace has been established.

 

Industries where skin diseases and occupational dermatitis are common include:

 

  • Catering
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Cleaners
  • Construction (eg plasterers)
  • Dye industry
  • Hairdressers
  • Health workers
  • Painting and decorating
  • Paint spraying
  • Rubber industry
  • Tanning factories (eg leatherworkers)
  • Varnishing
  • Waste recycling (eg from batteries).

 

Employers have a legal duty to ensure that industrial workers are protected from the risks of developing skin diseases and industrial dermatitis, including carrying out risk assessments and supplying protective safety equipment – such as alternative hand protection for workers who are allergic to latex in protective gloves.

 

Duncan Lewis industrial disease claims solicitors can advise workers who have been diagnosed with a skin disease or industrial dermatitis as a result of lapses in health and safety at work on how to make a no win no fee skin disease/industrial dermatitis compensation claim.

 

Making a Claim for Skin Disease/Industrial Dermatitis

 

Workers who have been diagnosed with work-related dermatitis have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a no win no fee compensation claim, if an employer has failed to protect a worker from developing a skin disease or industrial dermatitis – or failed to advise a worker of the risks under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.

 

Because industrial dermatitis can take years to develop or symptoms may worsen, Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors can help with tracing the insurers of a former employer using the Employers’ Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) and records held at Companies House. Even if an employer is no longer in business or a company was taken over a former employer’s business, it is still possible to trace the Employers' Liability (EL) insurer to make a claim for occupational dermatitis compensation.

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors – No win no fee Skin Disease/Industrial Dermatitis Compensation Claims

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors are leading firm of no win no fee lawyers and can advise victims of industrial allergens on how to make industrial dermatitis compensation claims.

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors employ medical experts in industrial diseases if it is necessary to prove a link between a claimant’s employment and later being diagnosed with skin disease/industrial dermatitis caused by exposure to allergens in the workplace.

 

Because of the limitation period for making claims for work-related dermatitis, Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors advise claimants to get in touch as soon as possible after diagnosis of industrial skin disease to discuss making a compensation claim.

 

For expert legal advice on no win no fee Skin Disease/Industrial Dermatitis Compensation Claims call Duncan Lewis Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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