Workers' Comp Claims for Skin Disorders
Maximize Your Benefits with Our San Jose Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Has your job caused you to acquire a skin disorder or disease? Depending
on the circumstances of your case, you may have grounds to recover monetary
benefits under workers’ compensation.
Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, we are committed to helping you obtain the benefits you deserve for those
who have suffered
work injuries. Our San Jose workers’ compensation attorney can thoroughly review
your case, collect evidence, and handle all of the paperwork necessary
to help you get well as soon as possible.
Call (408) 709-7317 to discuss your legal options today.
Common Types of Skin Disorders
In order to recover workers’ comp benefits, you must first prove
that your skin condition is an occupational illness or injury. The aggravation
must derive from a risk that is related to your job duties and not be
a risk faced by the general public.
- The following are the most common types of occupational diseases:
Skin cancer – Workers may notice an abnormal growth of skin cells in areas which
are often exposed to sunlight. Those who work in the outdoors for long
hours at a time are vulnerable to a variety of skin cancers, such as melanoma
or basal cell carcinoma.
Dermatitis – This condition refers to inflammation of the skin. While some workers
experience minor symptoms, such as irritation or redness, others experience
more serious symptoms, including blisters with fluid discharge in various
areas of the skin. In most cases, the disease is caused by long-term exposure
to chemicals or constant use of water on the job.
Hives – Hive symptoms include itching, irritation, or a burning sensation
on the skin. Hives are often caused by allergic or autoimmune reactions,
such as overexposures to specific chemicals or the sunlight.
Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – Nearly 30% of adults with asthma or COPD claim to have become sick
due to workplace exposure. The CDC has discovered that over 20 million
workers in the U.S. have been exposed to agents which cause airborne diseases.
Call (408) 709-7317 to Let Us Begin Your Case Today
With more than 25 years of combined experience, our San Jose workers’
comp lawyer understands what it takes to guide you through the complexities
of the legal system. Whether you are experiencing difficulties getting
benefits or your claim was denied the first time around, our firm is ready
to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Contact us and request a consultation immediately.