We can help you make a dermatitis claim
Dermatitis may seem like a relatively minor injury, but we know that living with the pain and discomfort of a skin condition day-in day-out can be frustrating, depressing and difficult to cope with.
Because dermatitis usually affects the hands, it can have a severe impact on your life. Alongside the pain and discomfort you may be feeling, you could also feel self-conscious because your hands are visibly sore.
In some cases, your dermatitis may have caused you to take time off work and this may have had an impact on your finances, leaving you with little or no money to cover your housing costs, bills and day-to-day spends.
There are multiple ways that dermatitis can be caused, but if you’re suffering because of an employer’s negligent behaviour or because of something you’ve purchased, then you may be able to make a compensation claim. We can help you find out if you’re not sure.
Not only are calls to us free, but we offer complete, impartial advice in an environment where you will never feel pressured or rushed into starting a claim. We simply want to help you understand if you can claim and what your next steps could be.
If you’re ready to talk to somebody about your condition, or want some free advice today then please call us on 0800 376 0150 for a chat.
What is dermatitis?
Dermatitis (also known as ‘occupational dermatitis’ if it was caused by working conditions) is a skin condition which is usually caused by contact with a hazardous or irritating substance such as cleaning products, soaps, cement, paints and glue.
It’s a type of eczema which causes itchiness, blisters, blotchiness and redness, leading to pain, sun sensitivity and a feeling of tightness in the skin.
Dermatitis isn’t contagious, but if it’s left untreated it can spread to other areas of the body.
In severe cases, it can cause the skin to crack and can become infected, leading to further complications and the need for more medical treatment.
Work related dermatitis
Dermatitis can be caused by working conditions. Any job where you’re in contact with irritating substances can put you at risk of skin conditions.
All employers have a duty of care to make sure you’re kept as safe as possible while you’re at work and should follow the rules set out in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
This includes taking precautions to reduce the risk of employees suffering from skin conditions. For example, you should have been warned about the risks of working with chemicals and have been given training on how to avoid dermatitis. You should also have been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves.
If you’ve been injured due to your employer’s negligence, then we can help you make a claim to cover the impacts and costs of your injury.
Find out whether you can make a claim
It’s likely you have a claim if your condition was someone else’s fault, and if it has been less than three years since you were first diagnosed or since you recognised your dermatitis.
We know that it can often be difficult to tell whether someone else was at fault for your condition, particularly when it’s the result of certain working conditions that may seem like “hazards of the job”.
If you’re unsure whether somebody is at fault for your dermatitis, we can help you. When you get in contact with us we’re able to let you know whether somebody is potentially liable for your dermatitis and whether you have a claim.
Contacting us on 0800 376 0150, or by one of our contact forms, is completely free, and we’ll never rush you into starting a claim. In fact, first and foremost, we’re here to simply help you understand your legal position and how we can help.
If we think you do have a claim, and you’re ready to start, we’ll put you forward to a specialist solicitor who is right for your case and will give you a further free consultation about your situation.
No win no fee
All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
This agreement takes the risk out of making a claim, because it means that if your claim isn’t successful, then you won’t have to pay your solicitor.
No win no fee also protects you from upfront costs and hidden charges, so you can feel sure you won’t be left with a bill you can’t afford.
If your claim is successful, then you’ll pay your solicitor as a percentage of the compensation you receive. This amount will have been discussed and agreed beforehand, so you know exactly what to expect.