Depending on what line of work you are in, you may face grave dangers every time you clock in. You may spend most of your day traveling in a large commercial truck or in areas where electrocution, exposure to chemicals or slipping and falling are dangers you face on a regular basis. Many occupations common throughout the United States involve some level of risk, but workers in certain industries face far more dangers in a typical workday than those in others.
Forklifts are large, heavy and dangerous pieces of equipment that are used to lift, carry or stack materials. Many injuries occur when a person on foot is struck or run over by a forklift, especially when the equipment is going in reverse, because the victim was not seen by the driver. Accidents can be prevented through proper training and vigilant attention to safety measures.
In a perfect world, you would go to work, fulfill duties that satisfy you and return home at night to your family. Unfortunately, life does not always work that way, and other individuals may get in the way of your happiness, even on the job. In today's world, where workplace shootings are becoming more common and accidents on the work site can be particularly traumatic, it's important that you know when you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from something you've seen or experienced at work.
PTSD is a condition that affects individuals who have been through some type of trauma. A stimuli may remind you of the event and trap your mind in it. PTSD is common in war vets, victims of abuse and anyone who has witnessed a violent crime. If you fear you are suffering from PTSD after a violent incident in the workplace, watch for the following symptoms.
It seems like half the cars on the road have an emblem on their door or a decal on the window that's advertising a business. With so many company cars in constant motion, who picks up the tab when they end up in a fender bender?
What if I'm in an accident while at work?
Workers' compensation will cover a car crash, provided it meets the right criteria. Whether you're a delivery driver with a hot pizza, a courier with a time sensitive package or if you're running to Staples to pick up some emergency printer ink, if it was an on the job task it's worker's compensation. You don't have to be a driver by trade, just driving or even riding in a vehicle for work-related purposes. This includes transportation to and from "on the clock" functions such as a company picnic that takes place during your usual workday but outside of the office.
We all trust our employers to provide us with a safe working environment. We have confidence in them to make sure that they have taken the appropriate steps to reduce the dangers that we may encounter. Workers in some industries may experience more opportunities for injuries in workplace accidents, and it is important to understand exactly what sort of things are being done to eliminate these accidents.
This posting discusses a recent survey on workplace safety that was conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC.) The NSC asked workers in many different industries about their opinions on workplace safety, and this led to some surprising results.
No matter where you work in Southern Louisiana, there are dangers on the job. Work-related accidents can happen at any time no matter how careful you and your employer try to be. Some of the most common hazards are the ones you don't think about such as working in confined spaces, clutter in common areas and trips-and-falls over extension cords. Workers who are injured in these accidents may be eligible to file for workers' compensation benefits.
The healthcare field is one in which many professionals take risks each day. By the very nature of their occupation, many healthcare workers are exposed to all sorts of potential dangers that can lead to both temporary and life-long problems. Injuries on the job are more common than many healthcare workers realize.
For workers who routinely find themselves in trenches, there are a lot of risks to be considered. Some of those risks can be reduced with safety basics, but there are still no guarantees that an injury won't occur.
The more you know about the risks you're facing and the ways you can make yourself safer, the better off you'll be when it comes to doing your job without harm or injury. Knowing the risks also helps you keep other people safer as they work with you in and around trenches.
There are many people across Louisiana who earn a living working in factories and refineries. These jobs often place them in situations in where they are in close contact to heavy machinery. These machines are often very loud, and the repeated exposure to this noise has left them with permanent hearing damage.
According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately one in eight U.S. workers has suffered some sort of hearing loss due to work. Some of these workers are suffering from significant hearing loss, and have permanent damage which cannot be reversed.
One of the things many clients want to know when they contact my firm is what sort of medical care they can expect to receive if they are injured while on the job. They want to know if they will be able to see their own doctor or if they have to go to someone that has been pre-selected by their employer or employers' insurer.
This post discusses some of the basic information regarding medical care for injured workers. We wanted to provide you with a brief overview of what you can expect if you find yourself injured in a workplace accident.