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A woman has recently received compensation after contracting a skin disease at work. She was exposed to latex at work despite her employer knowing that she was allergic to it.

She had been diagnosed with the allergy several years before making her compensation claim. After being diagnosed, her employer had provided her with nitryl vinyl gloves to wear while doing her job as a nurse. Later however, she was changed to a new type of gloves which she was assured did not contain latex. After she began to develop extreme itching on her skin when wearing them, she realised that they did in fact contain latex.

At this point her skin condition got so serious that she was suspended from work on medical grounds. After being treated so badly by her employer it was at this point that she chose to make her compensation claim. Her employer initially refused to settle her claim and it was only the threat of court action which led to the offer and acceptance of a 5 figure compensation settlement.

If you are suffering from a disease caused by poor working conditions, contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists on 0800 0891331, as you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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