Especially during the summer months, heat-related injuries are common given
the climate of southern Florida at this time. Between 2003 and 2012, the
National Weather Service states more than 115 people died on average each
year due to heat-related fatalities.
Heat injuries can also occur from being over-exposed to too much sun. You
could be eligible for a personal injury claim is you have suffered a heat-related
injury which could cover the costs of any property damage, medical expenses,
lost wages, and other expenditures.
Common types of heat-related injury include:
Heat stroke—quickly-rising body temperature which can lead to death or disability
Heat exhaustion—caused by water depletion due to heavy perspiration
Heat rash—caused by excessive perspiration
Heat syncope—dizziness or fainting after prolonged standing caused by dehydration
Heat cramps—muscle cramps caused by water depletion and salt buildup
Most heat-injuries victimize people working outdoors, those playing sports,
and children. For this reason, do your best to stay hydrated and cover
up to reduce sweating.
Signs that you may be susceptible to a heat injury soon include heavy perspiration,
fatigue, dizziness, nausea, cramps, and heat rash. If this happens, attempt
to cool down immediately by finding shade, hydration, and call for medical
If a heat-injury was the result of another person’s negligence, the
victim could be eligible for compensation.
A personal injury attorney from Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can work
with you to determine if you are eligible and can fight for you to recover
financial damages in a settlement or in court.