Worksite Safety in Extreme Winter Conditions - Catalano Law

Worksite Safety in Extreme Winter Conditions

As the chill of winter descends upon Central New York and the Southern Tier, safeguarding the well-being of workers braving the bitter cold during their duties becomes critical.

Employers are responsible for protecting their road crews, construction teams, and any other employees or workers who work outdoors from the health hazards of cold-related injuries, ensuring a safe working environment amidst the severe winter conditions.

Dangers to Workers in Cold Temperatures

Working in extreme winter conditions exposes employees to various cold-related injuries and illnesses. Understanding the signs and symptoms of these conditions is essential for early detection and prevention.

Employers: You Have a Responsibility to Employees Working in the Cold

Employers have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect their workers from the adverse effects of extreme winter conditions. This duty extends to providing a safe work environment and taking steps to safeguard employees who work outdoors during the winter months.

Workers: What You Can Do to Protect Your Health and Advocate for Your Rights

While employers are responsible for worksite safety in extreme winter conditions, employees can also take steps to safeguard their own health. If you work outside in the winter, do the following to protect your well-being and your rights:

Seek Legal Counsel After a Workplace Injury

If you’re hurt on the job due to harsh weather conditions, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our New York workers’ comp lawyers at Catalano Law can help you file a claim with your employer to receive coverage for medical costs and lost wages caused by your injuries. 

If your initial claim is denied, we can help you with the appeals process for a fair workers’ compensation settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free case review where we can discuss your claim, help you understand your rights, and get you fair coverage for work-related injuries.

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