Skin diseases can be the result of many years of damage, but that doesn’t
mean that they aren’t able to be covered by a workers’ compensation
claim. Many workers are exposed to harmful substances over long periods
of time, which can take a toll on their skin. If your job is responsible for your
skin disease, you should be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Workplace Hazards & Skin Diseases
Your skin is an important protection against the environment, but unfortunately,
it can be damaged by many hazards. Skin injuries can include cuts, abrasions,
infections, and burns, but you may also develop serious skin diseases
as a result of exposure to dangerous substances.
Workers who spend a considerable portion outside often are exposed to ultraviolet
(UV) radiation throughout their workday. Spending too many hours in the
sun can increase your risk of skin cancer, but it can also prematurely
age you and cause painful sunburns.
Exposure to toxic substances can also cause skin damage. Corrosive chemicals
can cause burns, but there are a number of substances that can cause skin
irritation. Gardeners, cleaners, manufacturing workers, industrial workers,
and construction workers often come into contact with dangerous chemicals
Common Work-Related Skin Diseases
Dermatitis: Skin inflammation due to exposure to toxic chemicals or constant exposure
to water. This disease is commonly treatable, but it can include symptoms
such as redness, irritation, and blisters.
Hives: Symptoms of this condition can include burning sensations, skin irritations,
and inflamed bumps or sores, which can last for days or weeks. Hives are
usually caused by allergic reactions, autoimmune reactions, or overexposure
to sunlight of chemicals. Stress can aggravate symptoms.
Skin Cancer: Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells in areas affected by overexposure
to sunlight. There are a number of types of skin cancer, including melanoma,
basal cell carcinoma, and others. Skin cancer is extremely dangerous and
can be deadly. If you notice abnormal growths or changes in your skin,
schedule an appointment with your doctor to be examined. Skin cancer is
highly treatable and early detection can prevent it from becoming widespread.
Questions? Ask Our Albuquerque Workers’ Compensation Attorney - (505) 219-2176
Because of the nature of skin diseases, it can be challenging to successfully
file a workers’ compensation claim for your injuries. Michael J.
Doyle, Attorney At Law has more than a decade of experience fighting for
the rights of injured workers, and we are prepared to help you with your
claim. Our Albuquerque
workers’ compensation lawyer is dedicated to assisting our clients with solution-focused, personalized
Schedule your free initial consultation today.
Contact our team by calling (505) 219-2176. We are even available evenings and
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