Acute Dermatitis Acute Irritant Dermatitis and Workers Comp Claims
Acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis are two conditions that are listed in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis are used in regard to the nature of an illness or injury to an employee that is work related. When an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness, the nature of that injury or illness has to be noted in the right category of the OIICS.
Dermatitis comes from the Greek derma (skin) and itis (inflammation). Simply put, dermatitis is inflammation of your skin. In some languages, dermatitis and eczema are synonymous. However, in other languages, dermatitis is used for an acute (short-term) condition, while eczema is used for a chronic (long-term) condition. Dermatitis is a general term for skin inflammation.
There are several forms of dermatitis
Acute dermatitis is one of the forms of dermatitis. It is a short-term condition. Acute dermatitis is evidenced by acute inflammation, along with redness and scaling, weeping and vesiculation and itching and pain.
Acute irritant dermatitis is a form of contact dermatitis. It results from exposure to some type of irritant, such as solvents, chemicals, soaps, cement, acids, dyes and bases. Acute irritant dermatitis may result from a single contact or exposure to the irritant or repeated contacts or exposure. Acute irritant dermatitis can range from a mild reaction that consists of transient redness to a severe painful burn with blistering.
As it relates to workers' compensation, acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis are conditions that are brought about by the environment and materials that are part of an employee's job. Employees who are around, exposed to or come in contact with things, such as chemicals, acids or solvents face the danger of getting acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis.
Acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis is listed under the broader category of traumatic injuries and disorders. This is a category for injuries and events that are traumatic in nature. It is used for things that can leave psychological and emotional scars.
Kinds of Jobs With a High Risk for Acute Dermatitis, Acute Irritant Dermatitis
There are several jobs that have a high risk for acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis. Some of these are:
- Textile workers
- Cement workers
- Aircraft assemblers
- House painters
- Medical workers
- Electronics workers
Possible Injuries Resulting From Acute Dermatitis, Acute Irritant Dermatitis
Here are some of the possible injuries that may result from acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis. These include:
- Infection that in rare instances may spread and become life-threatening
- Development of blisters
- Trouble sleeping
- Leather-like or thickened areas of your skin
Can I Get Workers Comp for Acute Dermatitis, Acute Irritant Dermatitis?
The main question that you may have is, "Can I get workers comp for acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis? While acute dermatitis, acute irritant dermatitis are short-term conditions, if they are work-related and cause you to have to miss work for more than 3 days or 7 days, depending on the workers' compensation laws in your state; you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits.