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Handling the Heat

20th October 2010
By Tikee Pittman in Personal Injury
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Florida is a state of great weather, but the heat can sometimes be too much for someone to handle. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and delirium can be a few of the severe effects of heat on the human body. These effects can happen quicker than expected, and for those who work outside in the heat the effects of the heat can cause a personal injury that may require the services of a lawyer.
A workers performance slows down when affected by the heat. When the body becomes too hot the brain sends impulses to the muscles that decreases their tone. This can lead to collapse which could cause major problems for a worker. In high heat conditions, a worker can become more reckless. Patience is often tested when body temperature rises, and this loss of patience can lead to arguments and accidents while on the job.
There can also be severe damage to the body while being left in the heat. Tissues in the body can be damaged by extensive contact with the heat from the sun. There can also be burns and dehydration. These conditions can be severe and possibly cause a worker to have to take time off of work. There is a possibility of not receiving workers compensation because the worker should know the risks of working in the heat. However, it may not be the workers fault for their injuries. In these cases a personal injury lawyer can be extremely helpful. They will listen to the case and can give advice on the best course of action to take in order for a worker to receive the compensation they require while not being able to work. Sometimes it is necessary for people to fight back against the business they work for in order to receive the compensation they need.

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