£81,000 awarded for Occupational Dermatitis claim
We’ve all learnt over the course of the pandemic that the use of PPE is essential, not just to protect us from COVID-19 but also against anything else that could harm our bodies.
In this instance, our client was unnecessarily exposed to chemicals as a result of their employer not providing gloves or waterproof shoes – a necessity when working with these harmful substances.
This led our client to develop dermatitis on his hands and feet from touching and spilling the chemicals on his feet soaking through his shoes. After some time off, he has returned to work in a supervisory role but remains wary of being exposed to chemicals as this may start his dermatitis.
Occupational dermatitis is the inflammation of skin which is caused by contact with certain hazardous substances or other elements of your working environment. It can be very painful and affect a person’s ability to work, as well as their own personal and social life.
Our Personal Injury team, with Kevin Digby heading up with this particular case, worked to negotiate a settlement of £81,000 for him. Kevin says ‘I hope this will make a massive difference to him and also shows what can be achieved by cleaners affected by awful working conditions.’
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