P&N BLOG | Winter Work Hazards In Illinois
Working during the winter can pose significant risks, particularly in Illinois, where the harsh weather conditions amplify the dangers across various professions. Outdoor workers face a multitude of winter-related hazards, such as slipping and falling on snow or ice-covered sidewalks, cold stress, and exposure-related injuries.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prevalence of snow or ice-related injuries is alarming, with more than 20,000 incidents reported annually. Certain occupational groups are disproportionately affected by these injuries, including snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, emergency responders, construction workers, truck drivers, agricultural workers, and recreational workers.
Apart from the direct risks of exposure to cold temperatures leading to serious injuries, the winter months also bring about changes in working conditions, further impacting workplace safety. If you find yourself injured in a workplace accident during the winter, seeking guidance from an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer is crucial. You can reach out to The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. at 312.641.5926 for a free consultation.
Understanding the challenges you face during this difficult time, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. are committed to providing support and robust legal representation. They aim to help you navigate the complexities of the process, ensuring you have the best possible chance of obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.