How To Avoid An Industrial Accident
Unfortunately, industrial accidents happen every day. Each industry has specific safety requirements that employees are trained in during the onboarding process; however, training cannot prevent simple human mistakes that may cost another worker a lot of pain and suffering. This may include rushing to complete work to stay within required time frames expected by employers, not being trained properly to use certain equipment or skipping breaks to finish work before deadlines.
To avoid accidents in the workplace, consider bringing any foreseeable danger to management’s attention. You will also benefit from keeping your work area clean and taking required breaks so that you can focus on your work. Many accidents happen not because the safety precautions are unknown but because people take shortcuts when they’re familiar with their job. Taking a break is a great way to refresh.
Employers should train their employees thoroughly in any equipment use and provide additional training periodically. Additionally, any equipment in the workplace should always be maintained and kept in good, working order and If you need additional training to operate machinery, mention this to your employer. There should be clear signage posted where danger is present, and someone on staff should have emergency medical training should an accident occur.
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to compensate employees who are injured while at work or became ill due to circumstances of his or her job. If you are hurt on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits provided by your employer. You may also be entitled to future care. While you miss time from work, pursuant to your doctor’s order, you could be entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) compensation. If you are unable to return to your job, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation.
We help injured workers receive all the benefits they are entitled to as a result of their work injuries. Additionally, some on-the-job injuries occur as a result of a third party’s negligence or a defective product. For example, a store employee could be injured by a third-party cleaning company’s negligence, or a machine could have a defective design and seriously injure an employee in a factory. All aspects of a work-related injury should be investigated in order to obtain full compensation.
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If you believe you have suffered injuries while on the job, contact us, Lewis and Feldman, at (205) 254-6060 or toll-free at (888) 295-7409 for a free, no-risk initial consultation about your injuries.
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