In warmer climates, like Florida, or during more temperate seasons, there tends to be an increase in employee injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Warmer climates and seasons often heightens the risk of injuries from dehydration, heatstroke, traffic-related accidents, as well as slips and falls.
When it comes to dehydration, this can occur fast when workers are outside laboring in the sun and heat. Outside workers need to consume a lot of water to remain hydrated. Workers in warehouses or large plants need to hydrate often as well, as the air circulation may be poor and the heat is often high. Unfortunately, dehydration can easily occur if these workers do not have a constant supply of water or if they are not encouraged to take breaks.
To avoid this, employers need to keep workers safe by providing easy access to water, while also giving enough breaks to prevent dehydration symptoms like dizziness, exhaustion, and nausea.
Heatstroke is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. Sometimes, dehydration can lead to heatstroke. Workers in the sun without access to shade, breaks, or water can start to get chills, a rapid heart rate, and headaches – the beginning signs of heatstroke.
For those working outside on roads, there is a higher likelihood of being injured by a motor vehicle. Many motorists fail to slow down and can injure a worker.
Slips and Falls
Slips and falls increase in the warmer climates and summer due to the sudden downpours and thunderstorms that create slippery surfaces and uneven ground. Workers should use proper gear to avoid hurting themselves on a slippery/uneven surface. A slip or fall can lead to muscle sprains, back issues, concussions, and broken bones.
Hire a Jacksonville Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you’ve been hurt on the job, the law office of Harris Guidi Rosner is here to help.
The workers’ compensation claims process is frustrating and sometimes difficult. Our team of experienced Jacksonville Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and Personal Injury Attorneys are ready to step in and level the playing field on your behalf.
If you sustain any of the above injuries on the job, you will need to file a workers’ compensation claim to not only pay for your medical expenses, but to make up for any wages you may lose from your injury. The workers’ compensation claim process involves many deadlines and it’s in your best interest to consult with a qualified Jacksonville Workers Compensation Attorney early on in the process to make sure that you meet all of the requirements and deadlines to receive the workers’ comp benefits that you deserve.
Our Florida workers’ comp attorneys help you navigate through the legal issues arising from your workers’ compensation claim. At Harris Guidi Rosner, you do not have to pay anything upfront. Our workers’ comp cases are handled on a contingency basis.
We know how the workers’ compensation system should work and how it works in the real world. Let our extensive knowledge and experience go to work on your behalf.
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