Work Injury in Weather Extremes

Jay Johnson

Winter Weather

Surviving the Cold: Work Injury Related to Weather Extremes.

Winter has struck with a vengeance.  Freezing temperatures, snow, and ice have placed tremendous strains on our roads, buildings, vehicles, and homes.  Vehicles struggle to start.  Our furnaces struggle to keep up with the cold.  Our snowblowers sputter under the weight of snow.

Our bodies are no different.  Exposure to the cold stresses our bodies.  It restricts blood flow.  Restricted blood flow can increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

If your job requires you to work outside in these extreme conditions and you experience physical consequences as a result, you may have a compensable work injury.  Illinois courts have long recognized that exposure to weather extremes can cause compensable work injuries.  This is true even if you have a pre-existing heart, lung, or other underlying health conditions that are aggravated or accelerated by your exposure to extreme weather conditions.  Remember, in Illinois, your job need only be a factor that leads to your injury.  It does not have to be the sole or primary cause of your injury.

The summer is fast approaching.  Exposure to extreme summer heat can also cause stress on your body which can lead to injury.  Any job-related exposure to extreme weather conditions, hot or cold, can lead to a compensable work injury.  If you believe that your work-related exposure to weather extremes has contributed to a physical injury, call us.  We are happy to help.

Blog of Interest:
We’ve put together a list of steps you should take if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident. If you have questions about your injury accident, we are here for you.
Categories:

Got a Settlement Quicker Than I Expected and Better Than I Expected!

My second time with Leandro A. at Woodruff Johnson and Evans. Another great job. Didn’t have to talk with work comp at all this time since I told work comp I don’t trust them after the first occurrence with them. Got a settlement quicker than I expected and better than I expected. Thanks to Leandro […]

Brian M.

Attorney Dexter Evans: Professional, Responsive and Took Care of Business. Highly Recommended. You Will Not Be Disappointed!

Dexter Evans handled my case for a motor vehicle incident. I would like to inform you that he was very professional, responsive, and took care of business. Whenever I had a question they were very quick to respond and handled everything for me. If it wasn’t Dexter then Nicole was right there. I highly recommend […]

Otis S

Go to the Doctor. Do the Tests. Get the Diagnostics. Hire Leandro Alhambra!

Leandro Alhambra took on my workman’s comp case and did a great job getting a good return back. I had him take on the case late (2 years after the incident) and he still was able to provide a good amount of compensation. Advice to anyone reading: go to the doctor, do the tests and […]

Nelson V

Leandro A. Alhambra Fights to Get Every Dollar for his Clients

I used Leandro A. Alhambra for my workmans comp. case. I see in him that he fights to get every dollar for his clients to be satisfied of the outcome.

Daniel H

Their Office Represented Me Very Well

I felt that their office represented me very well with a very difficult people to deal with. The process took a long time but at the end they were able to close the deal. I want to thank you for the support and ability to answer any and all questions I had during this process. […]

DJ

Attorney Leandro “Lee” Alhambra has given me and my family a peace of mind that I am much grateful for.

My experience with Woodruff Johnson & Evans has been a blessing. My attorney Lee has been such a professional but also a friend that has walked me through many of the things that I had no knowledge of or what I should do next. He has given me and my family a peace of mind […]

Michael K.

I just wanted to let you and your office know how pleased I was with your handling of my case!

Dear Russell, I just wanted to let you and your office know how pleased I was with your handling of my case. The promptness in which you handled this matter and the professionalism you showed while doing so was greatly appreciated. Should there arise another time in which I need assistance or should an acquaintance […]

M. Wright

Attorney Dexter Evans Was Always Available to Answer Any Concerns I Had.

D.J. was always available to answer any concerns I had. The entire case was handled professionally. I am completely satisfied with entire staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans that I encountered.

John N.

Attorney Jay Johnson went above and beyond!

Attorney Jay Johnson went above and beyond. He made everything so easy and was always available for any questions I needed to ask. I highly recommend Woodruff Johnson & Evans!

Chad M.

Attorney Russell Haugen was awesome!

Attorney Russell Haugen was awesome at handling my case and very communicative on a lot of information I needed help with as well. He also took out the time to make sure I was handled with great provision! Thanks

Jashaunti P.
View All Testimonials

Get Your Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.