Help, I Suffered a Heat Injury at Work! Your Legal Options
Heat can be just as dangerous as the cold, and heat stroke can cause deaths within the first few days of heat exposure. Southern states experience unbearably hot summers, and those that move to said states for work must get acclimatized to the area by gradually exposing themselves to the heat until such a time when their bodies are able to withstand the heat. Failure to do this can cause death that usually comes on suddenly which may at first seem as if it had to concrete cause. To this end, the government work safety agency OSHA has laid down regulations for workers that have to operate in hot environments such as taking frequent breaks, wearing loose-fitting clothing, and ensuring that work spaces have sufficient ventilation. If you or a loved one suffered from complications of heat stroke or heat exhaustion at work, you may be able to file a claim in order to recover compensation, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for worker heat injury attorneys? Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced heat injuries workers’ compensation attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the justice and compensation they deserve – it would therefore be an absolute honor to help you with your case by putting our collective experience to work for you. What makes us unique is our vast experience when it comes to litigating cases, which most law firms lack due to their overdependence of insurance company negotiations and settlements which do not net a considerable amount of compensation for clients. In addition to having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), we personally handle all claims and don’t shunt them over to paralegals, common practice in most injury firms. Lastly, all cases are handled on contingency fee basis, which simply means that there are absolutely NO UPFRONT FEES at any given time since cases are settled first and compensation recovered for the client after which we shall levy our fees. Regardless of where you are in the country, we will help if you were the victim of a heat-related injury or illness as a worker – simply call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options – the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Heat-related illnesses are common in the following industries:
- Roofing and construction
- Road repair work
- Package and mail delivery
- Gas and oil field and refinery workers
- Boilerroom workers
- Restaurant industry in kitchens
The following heat-related illnesses are common in the industries listed above:
- Heat stroke, which happens when the body cannot control its temperature due to the body being unable to cool down as a result of failure to sweat. This can lead to excessive sweating, seizures, confusion and even coma
- Heat exhaustion, which occurs due to the rapid loss of salt and water on account of excessive sweating. Individuals with high blood pressure, the elderly and those that work outdoors or in hot workplaces are more at risk.
- Heat cramps, which are caused by excessive sweat, leading to loss of moisture and sodium. Sodium is needed for proper muscle functioning, so its depletion usually leads to cramps.
Experienced Heat Injury Attorneys – Call Us Now!
If your employer failed to provide protective gear and constant work breaks to mitigate heat stress as a worker, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.