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  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: January 27, 2021
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Workplace injuries are often tied to devices, machines, tools and vehicles. Drivers face high risks due to car accidents, for instance, while construction workers have elevated risks from power tools, blades, ladders, heights and much more.

But it’s not always what you work with that puts you in danger. Sometimes, it’s the environment where you work that creates the biggest hazard. The weather itself can cause serious workplace injuries.

The Weather Poses Workplace Risks In All Seasons

There are risks in all seasons and all areas of the state. While California is generally a very warm state, you do have cold temperatures, especially in the north and the mountains. Extremely cold temperatures have led to numerous deaths and injuries over the years. Even in less-than-extreme conditions, any amount of snow and ice can make roads more dangerous.

On the other hand, severe heat in the summer can lead to serious burns, heat strokes, dehydration and a host of other issues. Since exposure and exertion both can lead to heatstroke, the combination of the two — a worker who is putting in a serious physical effort on a very hot summer day — can be deadly. This is often why you see issues with sporting events being held in the summer, or training for those events, but workers in high-energy jobs like construction or road construction also face risks.

Seeking help and compensation

Following a serious injury, the most important thing is to seek medical care. After that, however, you may also want to know what your workers’ compensation rights are under California law and how you can get that important process underway.

Attorney Benjamin Helfman is a dedicated California workers’ compensation attorney serving injured workers and employees in Shasta County and beyond. Attorney Helfman brings a wide breadth of experience and deep knowledge to the field of workers’ compensation, aiming to demystify its complex legal procedures to help the injured and disabled understand their rights and secure the financial compensation they deserve.

Connect with the law firm of Leep, Tescher, Helfman and Zanze to stay up to date on workers’ compensation laws and practices in California.

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