Compensation for contact dermatitis

Jennifer Young

01 September 2015

Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with a particular substance. Exposure to irritant substances can occur in the workplace. The most common types of irritants to cause dermatitis are acids solvents and other chemicals.

Jennifer Young was recently successful in achieving the sum of £17,500 for our client who contracted contact dermatitis as a result of having to work with chemicals during the course of his employment with a printing company. Our client was required to service and repair printing machines and was exposed to chemicals whilst carrying out this work but, had not been provided with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of gloves and washing facilities.  In light of this, Jennifer successfully argued that his employer had been negligent and in breach of its statutory duty in failing to ensure our client's safety at work.

If you or someone you know has developed contact dermatitis following exposure to substances in the workplace contact Jennifer Young at or call 028 9024 3901.