Workers Denied Hot Water by Employer

Workers Denied Hot Water by Employer

A North Devon decorating supplies firm were not provided with hot water to wash their hands for a number of years, despite the employees being at risk of contracting the disease, occupational dermatitis.

The Company in question, produced natural building and decorating products, failed to provide any hot water over a four year period despite employers using hydrated lime in the manufacturing of lime puty. Hydrated lime is a well known irritant to both skin and eyes and can cause occupational dermatitis.

Dermatitis is a skin condition caused by contact with something that irritates the skin or causes an allergic reaction. It usually occurs where the irritant touches the skin, but not always. Someone who has dermatitis may experience symptoms of itching and pain. The signs and symptoms of this condition can be so bad that the sufferer is unable to carry on at work.

Industrial diseases are a specialist area within the field of personal injury claims. These cases are often complex, certain diseases may take many years to develop, case law is constantly changing and new diseases are emerging regularly. We have over 20 years of experience in this highly specialised area of the law. Our experience includes test litigation, Court of Appeal experience and class actions. No case is too big or too small for us to consider.

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