We’ve helped many clients receive compensation from workplaces through personal injury claims and third-party claims. It’s possible to receive compensation beyond worker’s compensation, but we’d prefer to see people not get injured at all.
Workplace injuries are accidents most of the time, and they can be avoided. You should always consult your company’s safety protocol, but here are a few basic things you can do to avoid getting injured at work:
1) Keep A Steady Pace And Use Proper Lifting Techniques
Jobs can be demanding and it can be easy to over-exert yourself. However, in order to avoid injury, you need to work at a pace that’s sustainable. If you get injured as a result of managers pushing you to go faster than a speed you’re comfortable with, you might be able to include that as part of your legal claim.
In addition to pacing, always use proper lifting techniques when handling heavy items. This helps to ensure you avoid damaging your back, neck, and other parts of your body.
2) Wear The Safest Clothing And Gear You Can Get
Manual labor jobs often require specific types of clothing and equipment. For example, many warehouses require steel-toed boots or, at minimum, closed-toe shoes. In these environments, cheap shoes/boots might not last more than a month without getting worn out or shredded.
We all have different budgetary restrictions, but it’s best to think of work clothing as a long-term investment and avoid getting the cheapest gear possible. Don’t break the bank and buy things you can’t afford, but set aside a certain amount within your budget to pay for quality gear.
3) Keep Your Head On A Swivel
After getting a good rhythm, there are times when it’s easy to slip into a “zone” while doing manual labor, but It’s important to keep aware of your surroundings at all times. Keeping alert at all times should be mandatory in a loud, fast-paced environment with heavy machinery and power tools.
This blog post should not be taken as legal advice. Injuries can take a toll on your financial stability and your personal life. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve experienced a head injury in the workplace, we can help you receive compensation.
Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of brain injuries on a routine basis. We understand the physical and mental strain that brain injuries can cause. You will be treated with the utmost respect and patience as we work to recover the compensation you need to care for your injury, long-term.