Portland cement is one of the most widely used building materials in the world, and millions of American workers come into contact with this product on a daily basis. Unfortunately, chemical components in Portland cement make it dangerous when it comes into contact with the skin. If wet cement isn’t removed soon after making contact with skin, it can cause severe burns.
If you or someone you know has experienced cement burns due to work-related activities, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits to help you with your injury-related expenses. Contact the Des Moines workers’ comp attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional.
Complications from Cement Exposure
Workers exposed to wet cement must have proper safety equipment in order to avoid health complications from the exposure. Some of the most common complications associated with cement exposure include:
- Red skin
- Skin fissures
- Severe ulcerative damage
Furthermore, contact between dry cement and mucus tissues, such as that found in the nose and lungs, can cause even more damaging health problems, including chemical burns, headaches, fatigue, and lung cancer. Many of these symptoms may render a worker unable to continue his or her employment.
If you or someone you know has experienced an injury resulting from cement exposure at your work, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences alone. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to learn more about whether you may qualify for benefits.