Dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a well-known skin condition that most people are aware of and many have had in the past. It can be a naturally occurring condition in childhood or adulthood and it often passes with relatively minor treatment.

However this is not always the case and it would be inaccurate to say dermatitis is not uncomfortable and distressing for those who suffer from it. It is also a condition that is often avoidable. Most people who develop dermatitis later in their lives, there is a good chance it is caused by preventable factors. And if this is the case, there is also a good chance you can make a dermatitis claim. Read on to find out more...

How do I know if I have dermatitis? What are the causes?

The term 'dermatitis' covers a number of different skin disorders, but they all result in similar symptoms. The skin will be red and itchy with a rash. This is because it is the body's way of reacting to several causes, including:

I think I may have contracted dermatitis due to my work conditions - what are my options?

Your employer has a duty to protect you from exposure to anything that could potentially be harmful to you, including substances that could cause dermatitis. If you work with potentially harmful substances your employer should provide the following protective equipment:

If your employer has not provided protective equipment such as those mentioned above and you have suffered as a result, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

I think my dermatitis was caused by my work conditions, but it seems fairly minor - do I really need a lawyer?

You have a fundamental right to be able to work in safe and healthy conditions, no matter what your line of work is. If you have suffered in any way, no matter how trivial it may seem, because of the negligence of someone else, then you are entitled to compensation.

At Manners Pimblett we are committed to helping you claim back what is rightfully yours. Don't let your suffering go unnoticed. And as well as claiming back compensation for yourself, you will able be able to prevent other people being hurt or injured in a similar way in the future.

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