Some jobs are a nightmare to carry out during hot weather. If you’re fortunate enough to earn a living working in an air-conditioned environment, this will probably be something that you’ve never had to worry about. But spare a thought for those who work in pretty warm conditions even when the mercury isn’t rising. Laying roads, welding or working in a job that requires you to dress up in a bear costume to collect money or perform for kids can all turn into a living hell when the temperature is high.
If you work in a job that involves being exposed to high levels of heat, your employer should carry out a risk assessment to make sure that checks are in place to ensure that you don’t fall ill with a heat stress-related condition. The assessment should take into account any extra heat you might be exposed to when sunnier conditions roll around.
You might be issued with equipment to cool you down such as fans or portable air conditioners, allowed to have more regular breaks or in some case be taken off the job altogether until it cools down.
You might be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee St Edmundsbury law firm action if you work in this type of job and you suffered a heat stress-related injury as a consequence of your employer failing to take adequate steps to protect you. There is plenty of information out there on keeping workers cool in hot conditions, so there will be no excuse.
Heat stress conditions and St Edmundsbury law firm action
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be very unpleasant condition to suffer from and in severe cases can result in coma or even death. As such, if you’re pushed to the limit while working in very hot conditions and suffer any form of heat-stress-related condition, there will be a possibility that some form of 100% no win no fee St Edmundsbury law firm action might be on the cards.
The first thing you’ll need to do if you are unfortunate enough to suffer any form of heat stress-related condition is get to a cool place, drink plenty of water and seek medical attention as soon as you can. Once you’re fully recovered, you can look into the possibility of taking personal injury action.
Getting the right advice from Accident Advice Helpline
You can do exactly that by picking up the phone and calling a top 100% no win no fee St Edmundsbury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline on one of the phone numbers at the top of this web page. Lines are manned by friendly and helpful advisers who are ready to give you all the information you need about making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown