Many of us have heard of eczema and dermatitis, but what most of us don’t realise is that if your skin condition has been caused as a result of your work or your work environment you might be able to make a compensation claim in West Smithfield.
What is dermatitis?
Dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin which can occur anywhere, but is most prevalent on the hands and face.
Dermatitis generally falls into two categories:
- Irritant dermatitis which usually develops on the hands and is caused by a specific irritant such as contact (usually prolonged) with glue, chemicals and various cleaning products.
- Allergic contact dermatitis which is caused as a result of someone with sensitive skin being exposed to allergens such as dust or animal hair.
Work related dermatitis
Although dermatitis can be a fairly common condition, especially in children, as we have already said it is possible to develop it through the work place.
If during the course of your day to day work you are exposed to things such as coolants, chemicals, dust, oils, dyes, fungi and even prolonged exposure to water then your dermatitis might be work related, and you might be able to make a compensation claim in West Smithfield.
The sorts of workers usually most at risk include:
- Kitchen workers
- Hospital staff
- Factory workers
Who is responsible?
If you are suffering from any form of industrial or work place related illness or disease then it is your employer who is ultimately going to be responsible for your illness, and it would be against them that you are making a compensation claim in West Smithfield.
Many people worry that if they make a compensation claim in West Smithfield against their employer that their job will be put at risk. This is not the case as legally you are entitled to make a claim, and equally your employer has a duty of care to ensure your safety. If they fail to do this they are regarded as being negligent and should face the proper sanctions. This will help to ensure that other employers are not exposed to the same risk, and can help improve working conditions for all.
It’s also important to remember that it is not your employer themselves who will be personally responsible and liable for the payment of your financial compensation and legal fees. Employers are obliged to take out insurance to guard against any compensation claim and it is this insurance that will cover the cost of your claim.
Find out more
To find out more about making a compensation claim in West Smithfield you can contact Accident Advice Helpline.
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Our in house solicitors all operate on a no win, no fee basis and will be able to help you start your compensation claim in West Smithfield and do their best to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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