Just because you don’t work in construction, doesn’t mean that you are safe from injuries in the workplace. The following are some of the top reasons that workplace injury lawyers hear from clients who want to sue for compensation:
If you are a workaholic or your boss forces you to work longer hours, chances are you feel tired even right after you wake up in the morning. Fatigue can also set in even if you don’t work overtime but skip breaks every day. The effects can be devastating. You can nod off right on top of your piping hot cup of coffee at your workstation and get third degree burns.
It happens to the best of us but it can be avoided with a diligent supervisor. We can spend hours not taking even a sip of water when we are engrossed in our work or if stressed out because of work overload. Unfortunately, whether the temperature or lack of water causes it first, this habit can cause dehydration which can trigger a stroke depending on your health. Management that stresses the importance of hydration can ensure employees remain healthy.
3. Slips, Falls And Trips
Tripping hazards in the workplace are usually spotted way too late. These can include errant wires, cables, loose carpeting, broken tiles, broken stairs, banisters etc. It is a sign of an untidy and unorganized work environment that your manager should take measures to rectify to prevent injuries.
4. Acts of Violence
Some job roles require face to face interactions with customers or the public. This comes with its own dangers including violent situations you may not be trained to handle. For example, if you work in a store as a sales clerk, an angry customer can attack you, scream at you or catch you in the crossfire while going on a rampage in the store.
Confidence is a good thing in the workplace, but not if it is allowed to be taken to a level that causes harm. Overconfidence diminishes judgment and attention to detail. That is why overconfident employees tend to ignore safety precautions and rarely if ever double check their work. Their supervisors need to advise them to take precautions seriously rather than forcing them to expedite their training or work faster than it is safe to.
When you are at work, your safety is your manager’s responsibility. No one goes to work expecting they will get maimed, burned or worse. If you have been injured on the job due to any of the aforementioned reasons and are being denied worker compensation, get in touch with our workplace accident lawyers to claim damages. We will be more than happy to show you how accident lawyers work with a free consultation.