20th March 2020
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Dermatitis refers to inflamed, swollen, sore or red skin due to external or internal sources. Dermatitis resulting from direct contact of the skin with chemicals, pathogens, bacteria, dust or radiations is known as contact dermatitis. Usually workers in industries such as agriculture, engineering, construction, cleaning, printing and food processing are more likely to be affected by contact dermatitis. If an employee, of any industry, suffers from contact dermatitis due to the unhygienic, unsafe and improperly managed work place the employer could be liable for compensation.
Contact us today to determine if you have a claim for contact dermatitis by calling 08000 430 430 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back.
There are several different physical, biological or chemical factors which cause contact dermatitis at the workplace.
Some chemicals which can lead to contact dermatitis at workplace are alcohols, fertilizers, pesticides, disinfectants, detergents, dust, oils and greases, acids and alkalis, wet works, soaps and solvents, resins, preservatives, cobalt, nickel, chromium and petroleum products.
On the basis of contactwith chemicals there are two types of contact dermatitis;
Employers should undertake reasonablesteps to prevent the contact of employee’s skin with toxic chemicals.Examples of measures they can undertake include:-
If an employer fails to prevent their employee from becoming the victim of contact dermatitis withinthe workplace then the employer is responsible for compensation. If you have suffered from contact dermatitis caused by the negligence of your employer than contact us to begin your workplace injury compensation claim.
You can contact us by calling 08000 430 430 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back.