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An experienced personal injury lawyer can inform you of your rights if you or someone you love is injured on the job.
According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds a worker is injured on the job. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide adequate training and proper signage. Employers should maintain a culture of safety and lead by example. However, to avoid a workplace injury, you must take responsibility for your own actions. Your safety, health and future depend on it.
While all jobs have some risk level, a few are potentially more dangerous than others. The top five occupations with the largest number of workplace injuries are:
- Service (including firefighters, law enforcement, etc)
- Transportation and Shipping
- Manufacturing and Production
- Installation, Maintenance and Repair
The most common type of injuries were:
Accounting for 34% of reported injuries, this includes lifting or lowering and repetitive motions.
To avoid these types of injuries remember to:
- Try not to bend, reach or twist when lifting heavy objects.
- Take frequent breaks.
Contact With Object And Equipment
25% of injuries come from direct contact with objects and equipment. Being struck by or against an object or equipment, being caught in or compressed by an object or equipment and being struck caught or crushed by collapsing objects or equipment all fall under this category.
Do your part to stay clear of these common workplace injuries by:
- Storing heavy objects close to the floor.
- Being aware of moving object and equipment in your work space.
- Wearing the proper protective gear for your job.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Another 25% of injuries are attributed to slips, trips or falls. Falling to a lower level and falls on the same level are both included.
Steer clear of these accidents:
- Place ladders on even, solid and sturdy surfaces only.
- Keep the workspace clear and free of debris, trash and interfering objects.
If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury on the job, contact The Personal Injury Department at The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP. A personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP can inform you of legal options you may not know you have.