Your work is your livelihood – and is also a big part of who you are – and staying injury-free on the job is the goal. While your employer is tasked with providing you a safe work environment, there are also things that you can do to help ensure that you don’t experience a common workplace injury. If you have been hurt on the job, don’t put off consulting with an experienced Georgia workers’ compensation attorney.
Avoid Tripping, Slipping, and Falling
Slipping and falling is the number one cause of accidents on the job, which makes avoiding this kind of injury your number one priority. Things you can do to help include:
- Educate yourself about common causes of slip and falls, such as spills or debris that are left unattended – and let your employer know if you spy a risk in the workplace
- Wear shoes that fit well, are comfortable, are appropriate for the work you do, and are slip-resistant
- Pay attention to where you’re going – slips and fall accidents are often the result of inattention
Respect Heavy Machinery
If you work with heavy machinery, it’s important to recognize that it has the capacity to hurt you and that respecting this fact is key to protecting yourself on the job. Educating yourself about how to operate the machines you handle safely and allowing this to guide your work is the most important proactive move you can make.
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Use Caution behind the Wheel
Far too many work-related injuries stem from vehicle accidents. Driving safely is the same whether you are on the job or taking a Sunday drive. Always follow the rules of the road and adjust your driving to accommodate for the effects of poor road maintenance, road construction, heavy traffic, bad weather, low visibility, or anything else.
You Need an Experienced Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney on Your Side
Being injured on the job puts you in a challenging position, but the well-respected workers’ compensation attorneys at Gearhart Law – proudly serving both Atlanta and Roswell – dedicate their practice to helping clients like you obtain favorable claim resolutions that support their health and recovery. For more information about how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (404) 445-8370 today.
What if my haste caused me to be injured on the job?
Workers’ compensation is designed to cover your damages without factoring in your fault in the matter. Work is a busy place, and rushing sometimes happens.
Can’t I trust the workers’ comp insurance company?
While the insurance company is paid to cover your losses, it is a for-profit business that is very motivated by those profits.
What if my claim is denied?
If you were injured on the job and your workers’ compensation claim is denied, it is time to consult with a dedicated Georgia workers’ compensation attorney. The fact is that the insurance company does not have the final say on the matter.