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.
For a free case evaluation, call our firm at (505) 219-2176!
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
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