Elemental Exposure at Work
Many people envision the workplace as a comfortable and sheltered office environment. But the reality is far different for many workers, since the demands of their occupation require them to spend all or some of their time laboring away outdoors and at the mercy of the elements. Though there are often efforts made to limit duties in extreme weather, the financial implications of work stoppages can drive companies to push their employees with little regard to adverse conditions. Injuries and illnesses that result from occupational exposure to the elements generally qualify a worker to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
To learn more about your rights and for guidance throughout the claims filing process, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311. We are committed to helping North Carolina workers and their families cope with the medical bills and income gap created by occupational injuries and illnesses
Dangers of Braving the Elements
Throughout the year, the North Carolina climate can make the transition from oppressively hot and humid to frigidly cold in less time than it takes to complete a major project. Moreover, heavy rains or abundant ice can also accompany a day at work, each introducing a new set of potential hazards. Possible health concerns attributable to exposure to the elements may include:
- Extreme dehydration
- Heat stroke
- Heart attack
- Severe sunburns and skin cancer
- Slips and falls
Let us fight for you in the wake of your occupational illness or injury. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311 to help ensure that you do not miss out on the benefits to which you are entitled.