Summer Work Safety

Throughout the Midwest, including Iowa, the late spring, summer, and early fall represent a time of dramatically increased work intensity. It is during this period that the vast majority of agricultural efforts are to be carried out, from tilling and planting all the way through the harvest. This typically requires workers to spend a considerable amount of time working in the glare of the summer sun and in the sweltering humidity. In the absence of appropriate oversight and caution, this can be a recipe for disaster and may lead to serious occupational injuries and illnesses.

If you have medical needs associated with an injury that occurred while on the job, then you may be entitled to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are intended to address medical bills, lost wages, and other financial considerations as suited to your case. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to speak with an experienced attorney about the specific details of your case.

The Consequences of Summer Heat

The human body is simply not equipped to handle the effects of intense and prolonged exposure to the elements, and this is made abundantly clear when workers are expected to withstand the summer weather for the duration of each workweek. The combination of this environmental consideration with their actual labors may lead to the following health concerns:

  • Severe dehydration
  • Serious sunburns and/or skin cancer
  • Heatstroke
  • Heart attack

Contact Us

We are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to learn how we can help you.

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