If you work in Galashiels and you sustain a work related skin disease, rather than using solicitors in Galashiels itself, you might like to consider commissioning us here at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to claim compensation.
The incidence of occupational related skin disease
Occupational related skin problems happen all the time. Although they can occur in almost any workplace, certain jobs are more high risk than others. Work related skin diseases can create significant problems, including sickness absence, and can even end careers.
Common causes of work related skin conditions
Many occupational related skin conditions are not only caused by contact exposure to chemicals, but can even be caused by something as simple as working with wet hands for long periods of time.
High risk industries
In terms of high risk industries, as far as work related skin illnesses are concerned, some of the most common include:
- The catering industry
- The chemical industry
- The construction industry
- The health service industry
- The metalwork industry
- The motor vehicle repair history
- The printing industry
The printing industry and dermatitis
People who work in the print industry run the risk of developing dermatitis on their fingers, their hands, and on the webs between their fingers. Workers who operate printing presses are often affected by dermatitis on the banks of their hands, their wrists, their forearms, and/or their elbows.Open Claim Calculator
The substances that most often cause dermatitis in the printing industry, include:
- Cleaning solutions
- Varnishes and inks
- Developing chemicals
- Thinning agents
- Hand cleansers
The processes that are linked with a high risk factor of skin problems include:
- Plate making
- Using solvents
- Using ultraviolet curing inks
- Using materials containing isocyanates
- Chemical handling in the press room
Activities that carry a higher risk rating include:
- Modifying litho plates
- Cleaning litho rollers and cylinders
In the first instance any employer should use approved COSHH procedures to control and regulate the use of hazardous substances. Workers must be made aware of the hazards involved in working with these substances, and the relevant COSHH sheets made available for their study. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) should be issued where necessary.
Using solicitors in Galashiels at AAH may speed success of your claim
If you sustain a skin disease related to your job, and you believe your employer to be at fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Whereas some solicitors may be able to help you with raising a personal injury claim, someone like our solicitors in Galashiels here at AAH, one of the leading injury claim specialists in the UK may be your best option in view of the enormous amount of knowledge and expertise we have gathered through the 200 specialist solicitors that we employ.
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