Skin Injuries on the Job
The skin is the body’s largest organ and works constantly to protect our internal organs from damage and harm. Unfortunately, skin is also the first thing to come in contact with dangerous materials. From cuts and burns to skin diseases, many employees run the risk of sustaining a work-related skin injury on a daily basis.
Skin injuries, such as cuts, abrasions, and burns, are common in a variety of industries and occupations. Any occupation that uses tools to perform a task involves a risk of harm to the skin. In particular, employees in the construction, industrial, healthcare, and food service industries are at high risk of sustaining a skin injury.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Skin Injuries in Miami, FL
Many workers might think that a mild skin injury or burn is not worth reporting, but that’s a common misconception. When injured at work, it’s important to file a Workers’ Compensation claim no matter how the severity of the injury might appear to be. If your injury worsens or causes a secondary infection, you want to be sure that you receive coverage under Florida Workers’ Compensation law.
If you’ve sustained a skin injury at work, it’s important to receive immediate medical attention and treatment. Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim is the next step after receiving medical treatment. Attaining Workers’ Compensation benefits can help provide financial security, medical care, and possibly a monetary payment based on the details of your case.
Contact The Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 or submit an online form to schedule a confidential consultation in Miami-Dade County, including Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, and surrounding areas. The Hoffman Firm has years of experience represents workers who suffered all types of work-related injuries, including skin injuries, loss limb, knee injuries, paralysis, and fatal injuries.
Common Causes of Skin Injuries at Work
- Contact Dermatitis- According to a study by the University of Arizona College of Medicine, contact dermatitis is the most common occupational skin disease or injury. Contact dermatitis can result from contact or exposure to metals, poison ivy, certain irritants, and even the sun. Prolonged exposure to certain irritants has been linked to skin cancer.
- Chemical Burns-Chemical burns or caustic burns result when an irritant, particularly an acid or base comes in contact with the skin.
- Cuts-Severe cuts and lacerations are common the workplace, particularly for individuals who perform manual labor.
Industries at Risk
While all workers and occupations are at risk of skin injuries, the following injuries are considered at highest risk:
- Plant and Factory Workers
- Mechanics and Repair
- Cleaning and Janitorial
- General Labor
Finding a Skin Injuries Workers' Compensation Attorney in Florida
The process of applying for and receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits can be stressful, especially when you should be focused on recovering from your injury. If you’re confused about the process or need help getting the benefits you deserve, the professional legal team at the Hoffman Firm is available to help you through the process from start to finish.
With offices conveniently located in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL, an attorney at The Hoffman Firm can represent you in a workers' compensation case after an injury to your skin. We represent injured workers for workers' compensation claims throughout the City of Aventura, North Miami, Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas throughout South Florida.
Contact The Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 or submit an online form to scheudle a confidential consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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