Industrial Dermatitis Claims

If you have been diagnosed with industrial dermatitis as a result of poor health and safety standards at your workplace, you may be entitled to claim compensation. At Percy Hughes & Roberts, we understand the pain and discomfort you are likely to have experienced, and we will work tirelessly to help you to get the compensation you deserve.

Based in Birkenhead, our solicitors have decades of experience in handling industrial disease compensation claims, meaning we are well placed to assist you at this difficult time. We are Law Society-accredited, which means we are recognised for our high standard of client service.

Contact us today by calling 0800 068 3267, or complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a suitable time for you.

What causes industrial dermatitis?

Industrial dermatitis - also known as occupational dermatitis - is caused by coming into contact with an allergen or an irritating substance, such as:

  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Oils
  • Grease
  • Chemicals

Irritants can be chemical, biological, mechanical or physical. In some cases, even prolonged exposure to water can cause skin problems for some individuals.

All employees who come into contact with these types of substances should be given protective equipment for working with hazardous materials. However, if you were not - or the protection you were given was not suitable - you could be entitled to claim compensation.

What are the symptoms of industrial dermatitis?

  • Physical symptoms of the condition include:
  • Redness
  • Scaling/flaking
  • Blistering
  • Weeping
  • Cracking
  • Swelling

Sufferers of dermatitis are likely to experience symptoms of itching and pain, which in many cases can be so severe that they are unable to continue with their job.

Who is at risk?

Anyone who regularly comes into contact with potential irritants is at risk of developing work-related dermatitis. This could be a hairdresser working with hair and beauty products, cleaners working with industrial-strength cleaning solutions or factory workers who are required to handle harmful chemicals.
How easy is it to make a claim?

At Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors, we make it as easy as possible for our clients to claim the compensation they deserve for industrial dermatitis. A member of our industrial disease team will keep you updated on the progress of your claim and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

We understand the difficulty many people experience when making the decision to launch a claim against a current or former employer, so we look to make the process as simple or stress-free as possible.

Our accreditations

We are recognised for our client care and quality management by a number of legal bodies. View our awards and accreditations here.

Contact us

Dermatitis is a painful, uncomfortable condition that can have an impact on both your home and working life. If your doctor has diagnosed you with dermatitis and you think it was caused by an irritant at work, call us freephone on 0800 068 3192, or complete an online enquiry form and we will get in touch.