Winter Work Dangers
As the calendar year comes to a close and the temperatures dip, there are a number of occupational dangers that threaten the safety of North Carolina workers. Understanding how workers’ compensation benefits are intended to help you and your family if you suffer an injury in the workplace is essential so that you do not inadvertently sacrifice any of your legal rights. Though you are entitled to these benefits without any obligation to prove fault, both your employer and the insurance company that is involved may seek to deny your claim to protect their own financial interests.
Working closely with a skilled and experienced workers’ compensation attorney can make a significant difference in how your claim plays out. Let us help you to see that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder at 919-851-3311 if you have suffered an occupational injury.
What Weather Wreaks
Throughout most of the year, the weather has a minimal influence on workplace safety. But in the winter, the extreme cold temperatures introduce considerable new hazards that can lead to injuries which may require medical attention and keep an employee out of work for some period of time. Particular threats arise from:
- Black ice on sidewalks and stairways, which can cause serious slip and fall accidents
- Snow and ice on the roadway that can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents while conducting work-related business
- Exposure in outdoor conditions for long hours, causing frostbite, hypothermia, and other adverse health conditions
Our job is to help you obtain the resources you need to get back to work quickly and healthfully. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder today at 919-851-3311 for more information.