While some of us can perform our jobs in the comfort of our own homes, others are not so lucky. Because of our crazy weather patterns, Kansas Citians who have to work outside as a part of their duties have to contend with a wide range of weather.
There are many different injuries that a worker may incur as a result of the cold weather. Injuries due to slip and falls are the most common, but extreme exposure may result in frostbite. In the severest of cases, cold weather exposure may lead to amputation and loss of function.
Just because working outside is part of your job doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to compensation if you suffer from a cold-weather injury.
Your employer is required to cover the cost of your medical expenses if you receive a cold-weather injury during your time on the job. You may also be entitled to receive at least a percentage of your income if you are unable to work during recovery.
If the cold weather injury you sustained was severe enough to result in a permanent disability, you might be entitled to long-term benefits.
Receiving a cold weather injury isn’t just “part of the job. Unfortunately, some insurance companies may try to downplay the severity of your injury or say that the injury occurred outside of work hours.
Woods Law KC has a lot of experience with workers’ compensation claims. Contact our team for a free consultation. We will do everything possible to protect your interests.