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Dermatitis

Our specialist industrial disease lawyers have helped many people claim compensation when they have suffered as a result of their working conditions. 

Work-Related Dermatitis Claims Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee

If you have been diagnosed with a work-related skin condition, such as occupational dermatitis, our expert team can help you.

Our specialist solicitors have helped many people make a successful claim for work-related skin conditions, or worsening of a skin condition, and so fully understand all of the ways in which you might have suffered loss. To discuss how we can help you, you can call our expert team today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our specialists will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you get the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers have many years of experience in handling dermatitis cases, and so fully understand the implications and complications of the condition. Work-related skin conditions can be caused (or made worse) by coming into contact with chemical substances, or by having wet hands for long periods of time during working hours. According to a Labour Force Survey (LFS), there are an estimated 6,000 new cases of ‘skin problems’ each year which are caused or exacerbated by work.

One of the most common is occupational dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin caused by the working environment or by a damaging substance coming into contact with skin. It affects workers in many industry sectors, including food processing and catering, and across all UK industries an estimated 84,000 people have dermatitis caused or made worse by their work.

Occupations with the highest rates are: 

  • florists 
  • hairdressers 
  • cooks 
  • beauticians 
  • certain manufacturing and healthcare-related occupations 

The symptoms and seriousness of the condition vary widely. Symptoms usually begin with redness and irritation, and occasionally, swelling. Blisters may follow and if these break the skin may become infected.

Regardless of the severity of your skin condition, if you have suffered loss as a result, we may be able to help you bring a claim for compensation. When you contact our specialist lawyers, we will ask questions to more fully understand your circumstances and to ascertain the likelihood of your claim succeeding. We understand that if you have lost earnings as a result of dermatitis, you may be concerned about the cost of making a personal injury claim. Where possible, we work with clients making compensation claims for work-related dermatitis on a no-win, no-fee basis. Our specialist lawyers will be able to discuss with you at an early stage your fee options to find a solution that works best for you. Call us today on 0800 988 8082

Can I make a claim for an existing skin condition that has worsened? 

This will depend on your specific circumstances, but generally where you have a skin condition which is exacerbated or significantly worsened by your working conditions, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Our specialists have handled a great variety of occupational dermatitis cases across a variety of sectors and can provide expert advice specific to your circumstances.

How much compensation can I get for a work-related dermatitis claim? 

How much you might be able to claim will depend on the nature and severity of your skin condition, and the suffering and loss it has caused you. When preparing your claim, we will look at factors such as:

  • Loss of earnings, including future loss of earnings 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • The care and support you need 
  • Any medical costs incurred 
  • Any modifications to your home or lifestyle you need to make to accommodate your condition 

Contact us for work-related skin conditions legal advice today

If you would like to discuss a work-related skin condition claim or any personal injury matters with our team, please call us on 0800 988 8082.

We have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland, so no matter where in Scotland you are based, our experts are within easy reach.

When you contact us, we will discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you get the compensation you deserve.

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