About five times as many accident injuries occur each year in the workplace than from car accidents
Workplace injuries are becoming more and more common, with some turning into fatal tragedies. Every day about 12 workers will go to work and not return home. In addition, work injuries that result in permanent loss of faculties are possible and occur to far more people than one might think. Even though it is your employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe work environment, there are some things you can do to make sure that you do not put yourself in danger. Here are the most common sources of workplace injuries so you know how to keep yourself safe and healthy.
Office politics and any other type of arguments in the work area can lead to grave physical injuries. We all know that working in an office or a construction site can be daunting at times and may lead to a stressful and tensed environment. The cases of such injury can be reduced with the help of the employee training and diligence department. Constantly monitoring any suspicious events can certainly reduce the risk of this type of injury. If you feel like you are being threatened, do not dismiss your suspicions and file a complaint to reduce the threat. If necessary, it is better to quit than to be gravely injured. Contact our law office if you feel you need to file a lawsuit.
Any employee who has the responsibility to handle and drive the company car is at great risk of automobile injuries and accidents. The sad part about this is the fact that this type of accidents can be fatal in most cases. The probability of such accident can be reduced with the help of the safe driving training for employee and the emplacement of safe driving policies.
This is a common injury in workplaces that involves the use of heavy machinery and equipment. When the employee fails to take the necessary precaution, his clothes, hair, shoes, fingers and hands are at risk of being entangled in the machine. It is best that workers are provided protective equipment as defense against this type of injury in the workplace.
Any object that has been dropped from construction sites, shelves or from the hand of a co-worker can bring about serious injuries. The most common injury that this causes is on the head. One great way to prevent this is by wearing personal protection gear like a head hat.
Floors in the workplace should be kept free from any liquid or objects. This is because it is very easy to trip over an object that is lying on the ground or slip on a wet surface. Safety guidelines should be implemented to make sure that any spill should be cleaned right away.
No matter how much you prepare for an accident, it is impossible to make sure they will never occur. In the event that you are seriously hurt on the job, contact the Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, law team so that we can go about making sure you receive compensation for your injuries.