Unfortunately lots of men working on the job each day suffer cuts, bruises, burns, and other skin damaging injuries that they do not treat. Many male workers are not as inclined to visit a dermatologist out of embarrassment or due to their belief it is not a necessity. Even some female employees will dismiss the importance of treating skin-related injuries through the help of a dermatologist.
However, the reality is an on-the-job injury should be diagnosed right away or you could be jeopardizing your workers compensation claim. While any injury to the skin may at first appear small and unimportant, it doesn’t take much for a small issue to turn into a serious medical condition. Infections, cuts, and other skin-related injuries that occur at work can lead to other medical conditions which prevent you from being able to do your job.
Long-term medical care is expensive especially if the skin infection or condition affects other parts of your health. If you are unable to work for a period of time, you will need to ensure you are taken care of financially to afford the right medical care. If you don’t follow through with a visit to the dermatologist, you may be jeopardizing your workers compensation claim.
Skin care involves more than beauty treatments. Regular dermatologist checkups should be a regular part of medical care in addition to treatment for specific skin injuries for all genders.
If you have suffered an on-the-job burn, cut, or other injury that damaged your skin, follow up with your regular health provider for a referral to the dermatologist. Contact our office for legal direction involving a possible workers compensation claim by calling us toll free 866-205-2415 or using online contact form.