Occupational Eczema Claims
Claiming for the occupational contraction of eczema
Occupational eczema is one of the occupational lung diseases which are caused by being exposed to substances in your working environment that may be harmful to the body. It is a proper rattling common condition at work, especially when dealing with chemical irritants such as solvents, cutting fluids and other noxious substances. The condition does not just affect you at work but also affects you at home. Eczema can be very irritating and can last a long time.
Occupations at risk
There are numerous occupations where you may be at risk to eczema. Production workers that are involved in the manufacture of metal, gas, the oil industry, hairdressers and barbers, printers, doctors, health workers, building labourers, agricultural workers, laundry workers and cleaners are particularly vulnerable to contracting the disease. The most common eczema conditions are irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, contact urticaria and skin infections.
There are also numerous triggers that can lead to the eczema and it is important for you to at least be aware that they can cause the disease. They include; adhesives, alkalis, aromatic chemicals, bacteria, bathroom cleaning products, chemical salts, different foods, gases, glass fibres, lubricants, metals, plants, soaps, detergents and solvents etc.
If you have suffered from occupational eczema as a result of being exposed to certain substance you may be entitled to a claim in compensation. If your employer did not go through necessary steps to prevent the illness you are likely to be awarded compensation, providing you have medical proof and use a professional solicitor.
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