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Alternatively, call our work injury experts for free impartial advice on 1800 106 107. All calls are strictly advisory in nature and you will not be pressured into taking things further.

About dermatitis

Dermatitis is one of the major causes of work-related illnesses and skin conditions in Australia. If you have suffered from Dermatitis or a skin disease at work, we will provide you with free advice about claiming compensation. We can also provide you with free and immediate legal representation and arrange for medical treatment and support. Here at Millner and Knight we deal with work-related Dermatitis and skin diseases on a no win no cost basis, so making a claim with us is risk-free.

What can you claim for?

If we can prove that your Dermatitis or skin disease occurred because of your type of work, or through an accident at work, we can help you claim compensation for a range of things including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Costs of any treatments
  • Equipment needed to help you cope with your illness.

For a free, no-obligation consultation about making Dermatitis or a skin disease claim, call Unlucky on 1800 106 107 or you can start your claim online.

Common Causes

Working with wet hands and direct contact with cleaning materials and soaps are some of the most common work-related Dermatitis claims our Lawyers help people with.

Dermatitis can also be caused or aggravated by:

  • Oils
  • Chemicals
  • Detergents and cleaning products
  • Rubber and latex
  • Resins
  • Solvents
  • Concrete

Don’t worry if we haven’t mentioned something that may have caused your illness because we can discuss that when you call us.

Your employer has a duty of care to make sure you are safe at work, and this includes protecting you from harmful substances that could cause or aggravate skin conditions such as Dermatitis at work. Where possible, your employer should try to source and use safer products, provide the appropriate PPE and minimise your contact with hazardous materials.

Common Job Types

The common types of jobs at risk from getting work-related skin conditions include:

  • Cleaners
  • Construction workers
  • Engineers
  • Hairdressers
  • Kitchen workers
  • Nurses
  • Painters

Don’t worry if your occupation isn’t listed above because we still might be able to help you.

How to Claim Compensation for Dermatitis or Skin Disease

The first step in making a compensation claim is by talking to one of our specialists and letting them know the details about your Dermatitis or skin disease. Then we will try to identify whether it is associated with your job and how we can prove that its work related.

Once we have these details a Personal Injury lawyer who specialises in occupational disease claims will assess your claim and tell you how successful your claim is likely to be. The amount of compensation you will receive for work related skin diseases varies depending on the severity and whether or not you can return to work at the same capacity or go back to work at all.

If you have any evidence of your skin condition like photos or you have paid a visit to your doctor or dermatologist, these will come in extremely handy. Also, If you know of anyone else that has suffered from the same skin disease, get their names and contact details because we will be able to help them too. They may also be able to provide witness statements or evidence that can support your claim. Even if you don’t have any evidence or witnesses please don’t stress because we still might be able to help you.