You can claim compensation if you were exposed to or come into contact with hazardous substances such as chemicals. Your hands can also be affected if they are wet for long periods of time, while at work.
Work-related skin conditions can affect people in a wide range of occupations and can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Typical work related skin conditions include Dermatitis (also known as eczema), allergic reactions and skin cancer.
Statutory duties are imposed in relation to hazardous substances in the workplace under Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (known as COSHH Regs 2002).
Under COSHH Regs 2002 an employer has statutory duties not only to its employees but also to those who may be affected by the work carried on by the employer. This includes independent contractors and visitors to the employer’s premises.
These types of claims can often be very complex. You need to act quickly and we recommend that you do contact our expert lawyers for free specialist advice on 01392 285000.