Workers Compensation Attorneys for Skin Cancer
Workers Compensation for Skin Cancer
Here in sunny Southern California, our experienced workers comp attorneys are often asked if Skin Cancer is a disease that can be compensated by Workers Compensation. The simple answers is “yes.” Under some – but not all – circumstances you can collect workers compensation for skin cancer in California.
Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer that occurs in United States – because everyone is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The more time you spend outside without sun protection, the greater the likelihood that you will develop skin cancer. So, for workers whose job requires them to be outside regularly, the danger is even greater.
But to collect workers’ comp for skin cancer in California, and employee must prove that the Skin Cancer is work-related. This means that they must be able to demonstrate that the regular duties of their job either caused or aggravated the skin cancer. California law is a little ahead of the curve in this respect, as many other states do not allow (or limit) skin cancer to be considered a work-related injury.
Proving Skin Cancer is Work Related for Workers Comp
The difficulty with collecting workers’ comp for skin cancer comes in proving that it was the result of sun exposure at work that caused your skin cancer. Since everybody is exposed to the sun’s harmful rays, employers and workers comp insurance companies will often deny a workers comp claim for skin cancer. They may claim that the skin cancer was due to your sun exposure as a child or teen, or during recreational activities such as swimming or gardening.
Unfortunately, in most cases, there is no hard and fast rule that determines what is or is not work related. In California, lifeguards who work three consecutive months in a year and develop skin cancer may get workers’ compensation. But guidelines are fuzzy for other occupations – and it takes hard work and experience to prove that your skin cancer is the result of your work environment. Discussing your situation with an experienced workers’ comp attorney is important to avoid a denial for lack of proof.
Workers Compensation Benefits for Skin Cancer
The three main type of skin cancer are: basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; and melanoma. Although melanoma may be better known, basal and squamous cell carcinoma make up 95 percent of all skin cancer.
The good news is that these types of skin cancer are highly curable! But the bad news is that the medical treatments for skin cancer can be expensive if they are not covered by workers comp, even with good insurance.
Collecting workers comp for your work-related skin cancer is the best way to ensure that all of your medical treatments are covered for your skin cancer.
If you’ have worked outdoors and developed skin cancer, it is important to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to make sure you receive the maximum benefits for which you qualify – so that you receive proper treatment for your skin cancer as soon as possible.
Our Long Beach Attorneys Attorneys Fight for Workers Comp for Cancer
If you applied for and were denied Workers Compensation for skin cancer, it is important to contact a Workers Compensation attorney who is experienced in Cancer cases immediately.
Proving that your skin cancer was caused by your work environment can be challenging. And workers comp insurers can fight you every step of the way. But a Workers Comp attorney who has experience with skin cancer cases will be able to help you present the documentation you need to help you prove your cancer was work related, and obtain the maximum benefits you deserve.
Our Long Beach Workers Compensation attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for cancer stricken workers. We know how the California Workers Compensation system works and how to obtain the maximum benefits for which you qualify.