Summer is officially here! As temperatures begin to soar, Las Vegas work-related injury law firms will be hard at work representing their clients as hot-weather work-catastrophes come into play.
Our team wants you to stay safe this summer, so we’ve compiled some of the most common summer work-related injuries in hopes you can avoid mishaps during the coming months.
You’ve probably heard of hypothermia, which results when the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time. Many people haven’t heard of its hot-temperature counterpart, hyperthermia, although this condition is equally as dangerous.
Hyperthermia occurs when the body heats up too quickly and doesn’t have the resources necessary to moderate its temperatures and cool down fast enough. Las Vegas work-related injury law firms see hyperthermia cases relatively often, given the temperatures in Nevada can easily soar into the triple digits during the summer months.
Symptoms of hyperthermia may include:
- Elevated body temperature
Dehydration can happen quicker than many people realize. It occurs when the body doesn’t have enough water. Dehydration often occurs when the body loses more water than it gains. In other words, when a person sweats excessively — but doesn’t drink enough water to restore this water loss — dehydration may occur.
Symptoms of dehydration may include:
- Increased thirst
- Dry mouth
- Decreased urine output
- Yellow- or orange-colored urine
- Extreme fatigue
3. Skin Conditions
From painful sunburns to chronic conditions such as cancer, Las Vegas work-related injury law firms understand how much damage the sun can do for people who work directly under its rays.
The following are some of the more common work-related skin injuries our attorneys see:
- Shock, resulting from sunstroke
- Skin cancer (melanoma)
4. Vehicle Accidents
You don’t have to be driving a vehicle to be involved in a work-related vehicle incident. In fact, many road construction workers face the possibility of vehicle harm every time they clock in.
Passing motorists pose a large threat to roadside workers and construction professionals. The summer months tend to lend themselves to increased risks for these types of employees.
Potential impacts may include:
- Minor injuries
- Long-term injuries, which may or may not be readily apparent at the time of the incident
- Loss of work
5. Breaks, Bends, and Contact with Blades
During the summer months, workers are susceptible to many different types of injuries, depending on the equipment they use. Lawn mowers, weed eaters, and tree-trimmers, for example, pose dangerous, possibly life-threatening, risks if the blades come in contact with their operators.
Contact GGRM, the Las Vegas Work-Related Injury Las Firm
If you have been hurt on the job, do not wait to contact a Las Vegas work-related injury law firm. At GGRM, we handle a wide range of workers’ comp cases, including those which result in injury, disability, and death. Find out if you have a case with a free consultation. Call 702-388-4476 to get started today.