Hello all. I twice had very bad UV burns whilst MIG welding a few years ago due to a crap helmet not covering the neck area sufficiently. Eventually, after my (then) employer seen my red and peeling skin, they ordered 'add ons' of a piece of leather that was stuck to the underside of the helmet. A plastic surgeon recently helped me with my claim about this but stated that the area 'is not at risk of developing skin cancer as a result of these incidents'. Obviously I'm no plastic surgeon but I wondered if there was any medical evidence out there that made the link between bad welding burns and skin cancer?