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Flying the flag for employees

Our first class legal team is specifically designed to give
you at work the complete service, with strength,
support and efficiency throughout.

Occupational dermatitis claims

Occupational Dermatitis can affect employees from many professions.

However, certain workers, such as hairdressers, mechanics, construction workers and caterers, are more at risk of being affected than others. 

Working with chemicals such as paints, solvents, greases and even wet cement can increase an employee’s chances of contracting Occupational Dermatitis.

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin and symptoms can include:-

  • Skin redness
  • Blistering of the skin
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Itching of the skin

Whether or not you are suffering from Dermatitis that has been caused by your work will have to be evidenced by the opinion of a medical professional.

Your employer is under a legal duty to protect you from developing Occupational Dermatitis. For example, your employer may choose to work with chemicals less likely to cause the condition or to provide you with suitable and effective protective equipment, such as gloves.

Because of legal time limits for bringing claims for compensation, it is important that you seek legal advice promptly.

If you have been diagnosed with Occupational Dermatitis then please contact a member of the Occupational Disease Team, at Maxwell Hodge on: 0151-548-7370

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