Most of us would rightly expect our employers to take every possible step to keep us safe while we are at work. They have a duty of care to follow all the health and safety rules, to provide appropriate training where necessary and to provide safety equipment and advice whenever needed as well. Safety advice could be given on a daily basis, or it might be provided by way of leaflets and posters, depending on the particular area of interest.
While you might assume a neglect of health and safety could potentially be dangerous (which is true), it may simply be frustrating for you and lead to a condition that could have been avoided. While the majority of employers take all necessary steps to keep all their employees safe, the occasional business may not manage this.
You wouldn’t expect to get a condition like dermatitis at work for example. If proper gloves and protective equipment was provided you may not come into contact with things that might potentially cause dermatitis. However the condition could become present over time if employees are not informed of how to prevent it.
How can dermatitis affect you?
Dermatitis is a skin condition that can occur in different forms. There is an allergic form of dermatitis which can result in a rash forming in the affected area. The other form of dermatitis is known as irritant contact dermatitis.
This develops over a period of time in which the affected person is in contact with a particular substance that proves to be an irritant. One or two occasions may not be enough to trigger the condition, but several occasions could well do. In this case you might then find you have a condition you have never suffered from before.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help
Suffering from any kind of skin condition can be painful and frustrating. If it has occurred through no fault of your own it can be even worse. Call Accident Advice Helpline if you think you could have proof that negligence played a part in your own skin condition.
The number you need is 0800 689 0500 and this will put you straight through to our team at any time of the day or night, on any day of the week. Speak with an expert lawyer to see if you can make a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen