Skin disorders such as dermatitis can affect employees if they are exposed to certain chemicals within the work environment. This commonly occurs when they come into contact with substances that are harmful or irritant, and it is a business owner’s job to ensure staff are not put in this position.
For example, if it is necessary for an employee to work with these substances, protective gloves should be readily available at all times.
Sheldon Davidson can help those who are affected by skin disorders that they have contracted because of their unsafe working conditions.
Who is at risk from dermatitis?
Dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin caused by an adverse reaction to chemicals such as cleaning products. People who work in the following areas are among the most likely to suffer from this condition:
- Factory workers
- Photographic processors
- Fabric dyers
- Painters and paint manufacturers
- Catering staff
Each of these jobs can involve working and coming into contact with substances that can damage the skin. In serious cases, this can result in the sufferer needing to take time off work and seek medical treatment. As well as the potential physical discomfort, this may cause them to lose out financially.
Get help from Sheldon Davidson Solicitors
If you are affected by dermatitis or any skin condition, speak to Sheldon Davidson Solicitors about making a compensation claim.
We are able to assist any worker who has contracted an industrial disease as a result of being exposed to harmful substances because of employer negligence. As well as skin conditions, this also includes other illnesses such as asbestosis, which affects the lungs.