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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Galashiels

    Solicitors in Galashiels

    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
    • Dentistry
    • Hairdressing
    • 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.

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    The substances that most often cause dermatitis in the printing industry, include:

    • Cleaning solutions
    • Solvents
    • 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.

    Advantages of using AAH

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    Date Published: 4th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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