On-the-job injuries account for a number of personal injury claims in the United States—including slip and fall accidents, carpal tunnel syndrome, electrocution accidents, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Workplace injuries are especially common for construction workers, factory workers, and heavy equipment operators. There are several ways that you can reduce the chances of a workplace injury.
Make Sure You Have the Proper Equipment
One of the first ways to stay safe while at work is to ensure that you have the proper equipment, including proper lighting, ventilation, and safety equipment. It is important that all of your equipment and tools are regularly maintained and are used in accordance with the manufacturers’ guidelines.
Avoid Overexerting Yourself
Another way to stay safe in the workplace is to avoid overexerting yourself, as this can lead to shoulder injuries, arm injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even bone fractures. This means that you’ll want to avoid excessive lifting, carrying, pulling, or pushing objects that can lead to injury. Workers that must deal with heavy or dangerous objects on a daily basis may consider using tables, carts, and other mechanisms to make the transportation process easier.
Avoid Repetitive Motions
Repetitive motions that put stress or strain on your body can lead to a number of workplace injuries. Even small motions like typing on a computer can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Help avoid these injuries by taking breaks throughout the day and allowing your body to rest.
The personal injury lawyers with Malman Law have represented over 6,000 worker’s compensation clients since 1994. Get the representation and worker’s compensation benefits you deserve by contacting our injury attorneys at (312) 983-6193. You can also visit our website to learn more about our firm or request a free worker’s compensation case evaluation.