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Lightning risks for outdoor workers

lightning.jpegSummer weather can pose safety challenges for outdoor workers. Not only are there risks presented by high temperatures, but summer can bring some severe storms. Such storms can be unpredictable, and they have the potential to inflict serious injuries on outdoor workers.

Lightning can strike from up to 10 miles out, and the injuries from lightning strikes can be incredibly severe and permanently alter someone's life. 

This is only one reason why it is critical for employers of outdoor workers, such as companies involved in construction, landscaping, or roofing, to take the proper steps to protect their workers from storms. Important protective steps include:

  • Keeping a close watch for potential storm activity
  • Adjusting work schedules based on weather conditions
  • Promptly getting workers to shelter when storms are nearby

When outdoor workers suffer injuries as the result of a summer storm, they could end up facing many difficulties in the aftermath of the incident. Not only will they suffer physical injuries, but in some instances, they may have disputes with their employer or an insurer over a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Bringing in a skilled attorney to fight for their rights can be a smart move for workers when such disputes arise. If you have suffered from an outdoor work injury, do not hesitate to call our office to discuss your case with an attorney. We will do whatever we can to help your situation.

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