Workers who have jobs that require them to be around high heat levels should know what to do in the event that they experience heat exhaustion. Jobs such as those in boiler rooms, in sections of factories with extreme heat, near ovens, and in the extreme heat of summer can cause a person to suffer a number of conditions that result when a person is exposed to heat for long periods of time. An employer has a duty to provide relief for workers in these environments and should teach employees heat safety before they start the job. In instances when neither has been done, Las Vegas work injury lawyers should be contacted to advise of what the next steps should be. Attorney Bryan Boyack helps employees who are unsure of what to do when they have suffered a heat-related illness at work.
What to Do After Experiencing Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion can lead to dizziness, heat stroke, heat rash, extremely sweaty palms that cause other accidents, and a host of other issues. An employer is supposed to provide an area for an employee to get a break from such temperatures and should teach their employees heat safety to avoid overheating. When that doesn’t happen, the employee can proceed by claiming workers’ compensation. This benefit has stipulations that an employee should be informed about before accepting it. At the Boyack Law Group, we can explain what will happen should you decide to take this route for your injuries.
It is also possible to pursue further legal action against your employer for experiencing heat exhaustion. It is best to explore this option with Las Vegas work injury lawyers so that you know what this option will entail.
Attorney Bryan Boyack of the Boyack Law Group can answer your questions and advise you of what your next steps should be. Contact our office for more information.
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