Occupational Dermatitis

If you have developed dermatitis whilst at work, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Occupational Dermatitis

Work-related contact dermatitis is a skin disease caused by work. It is often called eczema and develops when the skin is damaged. This leads to redness, itching, swelling, blistering, flaking and cracking. The most susceptible parts of the body are the hands, followed by the forearms and face.

Workers employed in beauty salons, chemical manufacturing, and cleaning companies, biological plants, hospitals and florist shops are at highest risk of developing symptoms of dermatitis. No matter the actual cause or profession, if you developed dermatitis due to to exposure at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

What Are The Symptoms of Occupational Dermatitis?

Some of the more common symptoms of occupation dermatitis include redness, itching, redness, blotchiness and cracking of the skin, the same as standard dermatitis. The only difference being where and how you you contracted the disease. Not everybody will develop all of these symptoms or even the same combination of symptoms. The exact symptoms and their severity may vary depending on the substance that the sufferer came in contact with and whether the contact was a one-time occurrence or it happened over a period of time.