To begin an occupational dermatitis claim, all you need to do is contact us online, or call us on 0800 056 4110. We’ll discuss your work-related illness, and whether we think you can claim.
There’s no obligation to continue after this first consultation, but if you do choose to make a claim with us, we'll let you know exactly what we're doing at every stage, and what we need from you.
If we think you've got a case, your claim will usually progress through these four stages:
Stage One: Information Gathering
You'll have a medical examination with a dermatology expert to assess your symptoms, their extent, their cause, and that you're definitely suffering from occupational dermatitis or eczema.
There can be a range of different symptoms depending on the substances you’ve been exposed to, but redness, itchiness, dryness, painful sores, blisters and skin infections are common.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If you have any care or support needs as a result of your skin conditions, we'll identify exactly what these are and help you access them where necessary.
Dermatitis and eczema are usually treated with medications and skin treatments, but in more serious cases, you could require phototherapy (ultraviolet light treatments). Our experience in dermatitis claims means we can help you understand what treatment would be best in your case.
Stage Three: Compensation
We'll calculate how much compensation you'll get based on a few factors, including:
- The severity of your condition
- Medical expenses you’ve had to pay, or will have in the future
- Your occupation, and the impact your condition will have on your ability to work
- Your pain and suffering
We'll then put the case to your employer (or former employer). They may accept blame early on, or could contest your claim, which would result in your case being settled in court. Most claims settle out of court – but if you do have to go to court we will be there to support you.
Stage Four: Conclusion
When your case concludes, you'll be awarded compensation if you're successful. Our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent, with a portion of your compensation settlement covering the rest.
If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you were unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process for occupational dermatitis, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110.