An occupational skin disease (OSD) is any skin disorder which is caused by a person's work. An occupastional skin disease solicitor will be able to take legal action for compensation in the event that the employer has been negligent. These conditions are the result of exposure to a physical, chemical or biological hazard and can be classified into several types:
Occupational skin disease affects workers in a wide variety of industries. Those at highest risk include:
Most occupational skin disease can be prevented. Failure to take preventative measures by an employer can result in an occupational skin disease solicitor taking legal action for personal injury compensation. The following issues should be considered when assessing potential legal action:
The law requires that your employer provide and maintain a working environment that is safe to your health. If your employer has failed in their duty of care, then you may be entitled to compensation. If you suffer from an illness which is the result of your employer failing to take adequate care to protect you from such injury, then our occupational skin disease solicitors can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
The amount of compensation that you will be entitled to will depend upon the extent of your injuries and disabilities. You may be compensated for loss of earnings if you are unable to work. Damages are also awarded for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of your illness. You are also entitled to be awarded the cost of any medical, treatment and pharmaceutical expenses incurred by you in respect of treatment for your occupational skin disease. Compensation may include damages for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical, pharmaceutical and treatment expenses.
Our occupational skin disease solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full. If you would like advice with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form.
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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here