Occupational dermatitis and skin disease can be debilitating and cause great pain and discomfort. It often affects your hands but can sometimes affect other parts of your body also exposed to the irritant including wrists, forearms, face and neck.

Occupational dermatitis claims are complicated. Your solicitor will need to investigate the circumstances of exposure to the chemical, dust, liquid, gas, metal or wood particles or other thing which may have caused your condition to see whether the exposure was unlawful when judged by the standards at the time.

A medical report from an expert will be needed to address whether the condition has been caused by the working conditions. Your claim will also need to be investigated to see whether it has been brought within time.

Typical occupational dermatitis and skin diseases include:

  • Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Urticaria

The symptoms of occupational dermatitis will vary, but often include eczema like symptoms of redness, itching, swelling and cracking of the skin. Blisters and lesions may develop and erupt. Sometimes they appear quickly, if you are reacting to something, but sometimes they take some time to develop. Sometimes the company will no longer exist but a claim can still be brought in those circumstances as your occupational dermatitis solicitor can usually apply to make the company exist again for the purposes of bringing your claim.

Occupational dermatitis can occur in many working environments. Some typical working environments and job roles which often give rise to conditions that may see people suffer from occupational dermatitis include:

  • Metal work and fabrication
  • Mining industry
  • Glass manufacture
  • Stone manufacture
  • Clay manufacture
  • Cotton processing
  • Textile industry
  • Chemical industries
  • Paint spraying
  • Wood workers

As occupational dermatitis claims are complicated, it is important a specialist solicitor is instructed to assist you. At Liverpool Legal our friendly, expert industrial disease solicitors would be happy to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis. Click here to email our industrial disease solicitors or call us on 0151 702 5400.