Lear Werts Helps Family of Roofer who Passed Away on the Job Secure Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Lear Werts Helps Family of Roofer who Passed Away on the Job Secure Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Lear Werts successfully represented the family of a Missouri roofer who passed away due to the heat exposure he suffered while on the job.  The firm’s client was found to be suffering from the typical symptoms of a heat-related injury – nausea, vomiting, seizing, confusion, disorientation, elevated body temperature – which ultimately proved to be fatal.  The roofing company and its workers’ compensation insurance company claimed they had no responsibility for the incident.  The roofing company was investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a result of the incident and agreed to (among other things) acclimate its workers to working in hot environments, to train it workers regarding heat stress, to provide cool water to employees, and to encourage workers to take drink breaks at regular intervals.  The attorneys at Lear Werts were able navigate the challenging legal issues in the case and negotiated a settlement to help compensate the family for the loss of their loved one.

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