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Cold stress is a condition that can affect anyone, including employees who are exposed to extreme cold or who work in extremely cold temperatures daily. Working in or being exposed to extremely cold environments can lead to serious, life-threatening illnesses and conditions. If you or someone you know suffered from cold stress, you may be eligible for compensation.
Cold stress occurs when cold temperatures drive down your skin’s temperature, as well as your body’s internal temperature. This results in your body being unable to warm itself. When this happens, it can lead to serious cold-related illnesses and injuries, which may lead to permanent tissue damage and even death. Factors such as cold temperatures, heavy or cold wind, cold water, and dampness contribute to individuals developing cold stress.
Cold stress conditions include:
Working in extremely cold conditions always presents a risk. However, there are some things you can do to protect yourself:
Employers are responsible for their employees. If employees are working in extremely cold environments, employers can protect them by:
If you or someone you know suffered a workplace injury, contact a Wilmington work injury lawyer at Rhoades & Morrow. Our experienced lawyers will fight to obtain you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 302-427-9500. Located in Milford, Wilmington, and Bear, Delaware, we serve clients throughout the state, including the areas of Elsmere and Seaford.
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