If you want to stay fit and healthy this summer, you’ll have to do more than just visiting the gym a couple of times each week. A significant number of people have to take time off work due to injuries, and so we’re going to highlight some of the most common causes this morning. We do that in the hope that it will make you more aware of the dangers you face and hopefully increase the likelihood of you avoiding them. Personal injury cases have been on the rise for the last decade, and that is because more and more people are falling victim to workplace accidents. The list below should help you to learn more.
We all know how difficult it can be to stay healthy and well these days. The last thing anyone wants is to lose a significant amount of their income because they have been signed off on the sick by their doctor.
Trips and falls
The single most common causes of injuries at work are trips and falls. Personal injury lawyer David Resnick says he dealt with more cases of that nature than anything else during the last twelve months. While most people simply walk away with cuts and bruises, sometimes the incidences become a little more serious. Those who trip or fall while carrying heavy materials often break bones or worse. If you want to stay on top form this year, you need to invest in some decent work boots and keep your eyes open. In most cases, the employer is the blame is adequate warning signs were not in place.
Collisions are the second most common cause of injuries in the workplace at the current time. Sometimes it’s a collision between two forklift trucks, and sometimes it’s a collision between a vehicle and a person. Those events can be avoided if everyone wears their high-visibility jacket and uses standard warning lights and signals. There are also a lot of incidences where drivers become injured after being involved in a road traffic accident. The basic rule of thumb is that you can always make a claim if the accident was not your fault, and you were technically at work.
You don’t have to work with flames in order to suffer burns at work. People who handle dangerous chemicals on a daily basis are the ones at the greatest risk. Burns have become a major issue over the last few years, and many personal injury specialists have had to expand their range of services as a result of that fact. Again, to avoid suffering burns at work you must stay focused on the task at hand. You must also wear all the safety equipment your employer provides. Getting a positive verdict in your case is going to be difficult if you were not following procedure.
Now you know a little more about the most common ways in which people suffer injuries at work, we hope you will stay safe throughout the remainder of 2015. When all’s said and done, you work to earn a living. You don’t work to end up in the hospital.