No two workplaces are ever likely to be exactly the same in the way they are run and the tasks that are carried out there. While some would appear to have more potential hazards in place than others, there may be potential hazards lurking that are not as obvious as other ones.
For example you may have a job that requires you to handle chemicals of some kind. These may not necessarily be overtly dangerous chemicals. It could simply mean handling products that could, over time, have a potentially detrimental effect on your skin. Irritant contact dermatitis from chemicals at work can potentially occur if no steps are taken to ensure the chemicals do not come into prolonged contact with your skin.
One or two occasions where this occurs may not be a problem. However over a period of time your skin may potentially become irritated, scaly and painful. These are signs of this type of dermatitis. You should receive information and advice on preventative measures before this happens. If this has not been the case it might be more likely that you could potentially suffer as a result of this hazard.
How serious is dermatitis?
It can be a painful and upsetting condition to have. In severe cases the skin can be markedly damaged, perhaps causing difficulties in doing everyday things with your hands. While there are treatments available it is far better to take preventative measures before the condition ever has a chance to arise.
Thankfully this information is given in the vast majority of workplaces where this condition might potentially crop up. It is rare that anyone would not receive pertinent information to prevent them from suffering from this condition in any form.
Could we help you find out more?
If you have a case of dermatitis that has been caused by the work you do, get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
This will enable you to speak with a professional injury compensation lawyer to determine whether you could seek compensation by way of a no win, no fee* case.
Call us on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 today to find out more – this line is open 24/7 so you can always get through when you need to speak with someone.
It’s the best way to see whether you can indeed claim now.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Chemical injury claims