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Workers comp lawyer offers suggestions for staying safe and avoiding cold weather injuries in Michigan.

September 22, 2013 was the first day of fall. Even though temperatures are still moderate, this will change very quickly. The average low temperatures for October are in the 30s and 40s.

The CDC offers several suggestions for employers and employees to avoid cold stress. Remember that health and safety are always more important than company profits.

Planning and common sense go a long way to preventing accident or injury. Here are some of the issues we see our clients experience firsthand.

Failure to wear appropriate clothing

We know it’s hard to put away the shorts and t-shirts but this must be done for your safety. The CDC suggests wearing several layers of loose clothing because layering provides better insulation. Make sure your face, ears, hands and feet are protected.

Forgetting about safety gear

Safety gear should always be used when available. Ask your employer about safety glasses, ear protection, boots and gloves. Don’t let your employer put your life in danger to speed up a job or save on costs.

Not getting proper training

There is a right way and a wrong way to pick up heavy items. Educate yourself about safe lifting techniques and get help from others when needed. Falling off a ladder is another common accident that can be avoided with training.

Drinking less water

Dehydration can occur even in the colder months. Drink plenty of water or other appropriate fluids. Seek medical care immediately if you feel sick.

To speak with one of our workers comp lawyers in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. There is no fee unless benefits are recovered.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years.  Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

Injured On The Job: A Guide to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law (Free Book)

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
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