Whether you are a New Jersey construction worker who is experiencing a sudden and significant burn or a subtle and irritating rash, you may be the victim of a serious New Jersey construction accident. In order to keep the skin condition from developing into a critical medical emergency, or ending your life, it is important to know what to do when you notice any skin related issues that may be related to your work.
First, take immediate action.* It may be important to wash the area that has been exposed or injured with a mild non-abrasive soap. Then, you may apply petroleum jelly or an oil based lotion to the area. In some cases, an antibiotic cream may be necessary, particularly if your skin is cut.
Next, seek medical care. If your condition is serious, then it is important to call 911 and get emergency services. If your condition is less serious, then you may bring yourself to the hospital or your doctor's office for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Finally, contact an experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyer. A New Jersey construction injury attorney understands that a skin condition is not just an irritant but may be a serious medical event that limits your ability to work, that causes you to incur significant expenses and that can threaten your life.
Our New Jersey construction accident attorneys are committed to fighting hard for the rights of injured workers. Please contact us today at 1-800-362-9329 and read our free publication Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone for more information.
*Source: The Center to Protect Workers Rights, Skin Problems in Construction, Hazard Alert
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