At first glance, a job with the postal office seems ideal for many people. Not only do you have many major holidays off, but you work a set number of hours, there is good pay and benefits, and in many cases, lots of exercise and outdoor time, too. While these are certainly advantageous of working for the postal service, there are also some risks that many people don’t think about when applying. These risks include things like the following instances:
- Dog bites- The cartoons and caricatures of the postal worker and the dog are sometimes humorous, but often spot-on as well. Dogs can be protective of their space, and not all are friendly towards the postal worker who enters the yard.
- Sunburns– Just one or two sunburns severe enough to blister in a lifetime can increase your chances of melanoma significantly. With so much time in the sun, postal workers are certainly at risk for sunburns.
- Being hit by vehicles– Whether inside or outside of their vehicle, postal workers spend a lot of time on the road and are vulnerable to being struck by other vehicles.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome– Postal workers do a lot of work with their hands, which in some cases can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, making it very difficult to continue with work.
- Back injuries– Postal workers are exposed to many instances in which pre-existing conditions in their backs are aggravated by their work, but get the cases denied.
When a postal worker needs to get approval of his or her federal compensation claim for injuries or conditions sustained or aggravated on the job, he or she probably needs a postal employee attorney. A postal employee attorney knows the ins and outs of the federal compensation laws better than most, and can get you the best results. To learn more about my services as a postal employee attorney, contact James M. Snow Law today.