schedule a Free Consultation
(720) 996 - 6000

Winter brings injury risks to job sites

Workers could face hazards and dangers under any conditions. However, winters in places like Colorado and Illinois might bring even more risks. Even people working indoors may find the cold weather season a threatening one. While no one wants to get hurt, workers' compensation payments could cover some losses after an injury. Prevention is likely the better plan, and being more guarded during the winter may prevent a mishap.

Winter working conditions and risks

Slipping and fall could happen anywhere under any conditions. During the winter, with snow and ice on the ground, the chance of a fall increases. Even walking out the door to run a short work-related errand may result in a troubling injury. Slips and falls only represent some of the injuries more than 20,400 workers suffer annually. That figure comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a credible source.

Spending time outside in cold weather could lead to hypothermia or frostbite, two serious conditions. Frostbite may result in 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the conditions. That's only a fraction of a 10-hour shift.

The human body may become more prone to sprains and strains when shoveling or otherwise clearing snow. Someone could even get hurt by a careless person who hits them when shoveling, too. Consider that an unexpected mishap that may occur.

Concerns about working in winter weather

With so many potential causes of injuries, being extra vigilant during the winter becomes necessary. Taking extra care to drive safely on icy roads could reduce accidents, but accidents happen on worksites or when commuting on official business.

Forgetting to dress warmly or wearing the proper footwear leave someone suffering. Thankfully, no-fault workers' compensation rules allow injury victims to file a claim under several circumstances.

Filing a claim correctly helps the cause, but denials and challenges happen. An appeals process could overcome any initial problems.

Recent Post
November 8, 2023
The Role of Medical Evidence in Strengthening Your Denver Personal Injury Case
Medical evidence is critical in determining the degree of your injuries, their impact on your life, and the compensation you deserve in a personal injury case in Denver. Comprehensive and well-documented medical record strengthens your argument. This blog post discusses the significance of medical evidence in a Denver personal injury case and how it might […]
Read More
The Importance of Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer in Denver
Navigating the legal procedure in the aftermath of a personal accident can be difficult. Denver residents have access to a vital resource: the experience of a personal injury lawyer. Choosing the appropriate lawyer can help secure a good outcome. This blog post reviews the importance of hiring a personal injury lawyer in Denver. Moreover, it […]
Read More
1 2 3 20
4725 S Monaco St
4725 S Monaco St, Denver, CO 80237
View larger map

Contact Us Now

Don’t Wait – Get a Free Case Evaluation Today!
Let us come to you or visit us at either of our two convenient Locations In Downtown Denver and DTC
At Fiedler Law, we believe you should never have to pay the price for someone else’s poor judgment. We understand the hardship and loss that result from a serious injury or wrongful death. Our Denver and Chicago law offices have been fighting on behalf of injury victims and their loved ones for Over 25 years. We leverage that experience and expertise to fight for the compensation you deserve.


4725 S. Monaco Street Suite 120 Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 720-996-6000Fax: 720-696-7962
1800 Wazee Street Suite 300
Denver, CO  80202
77 West Wacker Drive Suite 4500 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-788-2600Fax: 312-741-1010


© 2024 Fiedler Law | All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Powered by: