Compensation for a Cold Working Environment

When it comes to the workplace as it is an environment that we usually spend a great deal of time in, it’s a place that we want to be incredibly comfortable, allowing us to perform our usually daily tasks with ease. Unfortunately in some situations, working environments can become uncomfortable and this can often happen if the given working environment is too hot or too cold.

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In a working environment it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that workers are comfortable at all times and therefore able to perform their tasks to the best of their abilities. If the working environment is too cold and you have become ill or injured as a result, then you could be eligible to make a claim against your employer for compensation. 

Where might I be subjected to a Cold Working Environment?

There are many situations where you could be subjected to a cold working environment, but this will usually occur when it comes to working in a factory, or other environment where the temperature is not easily regulated. It could also happen in an office or workplace which is not correctly heated or where the employer may refuse to turn on the heating to keep costs down. 

What are some injuries I could receive from a Cold Working Environment?

Working in a cold environment can have a negative impact on your body and as a result you could suffer from the following injuries:

  • Hypothermia
  • Cold and flu
  • Sore muscles and joints
  • Arthritis
  • Pneumonia.

Who could I make a claim against?

When it comes to making a compensation claim for a cold working environment, you could make a claim against your employer if you feel that they have been negligent towards you. By law your employer must provide you with a safe and practical working environment and if you feel that they have not done this, and you have been injured as a result, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a compensation claim, the team at Manners Pimblett can help you with the process, every step of the way. Our team brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you with your claim, ensuring that you receive the best chance of a successful outcome. We will help to ensure that you receive the  compensation that you are entitled to in an efficient manner. 

To find out more about how we can help you, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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