Industrial Dermatitis related diseases such as skin cancer or hydrocarbon keratosis (also known as 'Pitch Keratosis', 'Tar Keratosis', and 'Tar Wart') can take years to manifest.
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Due to the nature of industrial dermatitis many professions are at risk, ranging from mechanics working with oils and fuels to cleaners working with cleaning chemicals.
There are two main types of dermatitis:
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin which occurs after contact with a range of materials such as wet cement, epoxy resins, solvents, fuel and other detergents. Other effects on the skin include dryness, itching, flaking, swelling, redness, cracking and blistering which can be very painful. In more severe circumstances these can even become cancerous.
An employer should take steps to mitigate the risks of dermatitis such as using skin safe substances where possible and providing proper washing facilities; pre and post work creams where necessary; skin checks; and suitable gloves.
The time limit on making a dermatitis claim is either three years from being diagnosed of the condition or from the death of the victim. Therefore it is possible to make a claim even if exposure occurred many years ago.
It is possible to bring a claim for compensation against employers/insurers for skin related industrial diseases, even where employment has ended or the employer is no longer in existence. We are often able to trace the relevant employer's liability insurer and pursue them directly.
We want to help you every step of the way make a meticulous and effective industrial dermatitis compensation claim.
Call us today on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your claim with one of our advisors, or complete an Online Claim Enquiry and we'll call you back. If you're worried about legal fees, don't be. Claims are normally dealt with under a no win no fee arrangement, so if your claim doesn't succeed you won't pay for our work.
Complete an online claim enquiry and one of our team will contact you to assist, or you can call us on 08000 93 00 94.
If you have had an accident that happened at, or because of, your work you can probably make a work accident compensation claim.