Personal Injury

Skin Disorders at Work

Seek Help From a Skilled Workers Comp Lawyer in Albuquerque

There are many ways in which workers may suffer damages on the job, and skin disorders are just one of the many side effects of poor working conditions. If you contracted a skin disease at work, or you developed a skin disorder because of exposure to certain chemicals or gasses on the job, you may have a right to compensation.

At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law, our firm understands how frustrating it can be to suffer because of work-related health issues. Even though skin diseases or disorders are not precisely injuries, they may still be covered under workers’ compensation. To begin building a case for your skin issue today, reach out to our workers’ comp lawyer and discuss the details of your case.

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Skin Conditions Covered Under Workers’ Comp

Unfortunately, not all skin issues may be covered by workers’ compensation, though most of the most common disorders and diseases are.

Common skin disorders caused by work-related injuries and exposure include:

  • Dermatitis: Possibly the most common occupational skin condition, dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by a red rash, and sometimes blisters. Exposure to harsh, toxic, or otherwise damaging chemicals can cause dermatitis to develop. Workers constantly exposed to water may also develop dermatitis. Having dermatitis for a prolonged period of time may also cause oily skin that can lead to extreme cases of acne, or could cause eczema. Fortunately, this is typically a curable disease.
  • Hives: Typically triggered by an allergic reaction, hives are itchy red patches or bumps that often hurt or sting, or develop into uncomfortable welts. Also called urticarial, hives may also be caused by the body’s autoimmune reactions or exposure to dangerous chemicals. The symptoms may last hours, days, or even weeks, and can be reoccurring for as long as that worker is exposed to the chemical or substance triggering the reaction. In some cases stress may cause symptoms to worsen.
  • Skin Cancer: Skin cancer may be caused by any number of things in the workplace, such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, too much sunlight, or dangerous chemicals. Some skin cancers are more commonly found in workers who dwell outdoors, such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Skin cancer may be identified by abnormal skin growths, change in the size of existing skin marks, or painful moles. Unlike the other skin diseases mentioned, skin cancer is extremely dangerous and can be deadly. If you notice any peculiar symptoms, or you work where you are constantly exposed to the sun or UV rays, schedule an appointment with your doctor and have your skin checked for signs of cancer.

Choose Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law to Represent You

If you or a loved one has suffered any skin conditions because of exposure to toxic chemicals at work, or as the result of a dangerous work environment, you may qualify for compensation. While skin cancers, hives, and dermatitis are the most common skin conditions covered under workers’ compensation, you may be able to seek restitution for other types of skin diseases and disorders.

Attorney Michael J. Doyle has over a decade of legal experience and numerous happy clients to attest to his capable legal guidance. Our legal team is dedicated to providing one-on-one service to each client to ensure each case is handled with the utmost care and attention.

To discuss your case and learn more about what damages you may be owed, contact Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law today.

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