No one wants to get injured at work. However, we don’t always know how to effectively prevent them from occurring and, even then, mistakes can easily happen if an employee is tired, not paying attention, or if an employer does not maintain a safe work environment or provide proper safety gear. Regardless of how the accident occurs or whose fault it might be, you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, so be sure to contact an attorney to guide you through the process.
While any injury can potentially be severe, brain injuries often pose the greatest risk to a person’s health and well-being.
Here are some safety tips that will help prevent brain injuries at work:
- Always exercise caution: Exercising caution will go far in preventing injuries no matter what industry you are in, but it is especially crucial in more inherently dangerous occupations, such as construction work. Employees should be aware of their surroundings and refrain from taking any risks that could jeopardize their safety. Short-cuts might seem like a good idea, but oftentimes, they are just a fast-track to sustaining serious injuries.
- Follow the rules: Rules are in place for a reason, particularly those that pertain to the safety of employees, so make sure you follow them. In fact, if you ignore safety rules and sustain a brain injury as a result, this might prevent you from obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you need. Moreover, violating safety policies could even result in the loss of your job.
- Keep calm: Whenever people get emotional, angry, or allow their temper to get the best of them, it can cause them to lose focus. If you are not focused on the task at hand, unfortunately, you might do something careless, resulting in a terrible accident.
- Wear appropriate safety gear: If your job calls for specific safety gear, such as a hard hat, goggles, or boots, make sure you always wear them. Workers on construction sites are constantly exposed to potentially deadly hazards and, if they are not wearing the appropriate gear or clothes for the environment, a moderate injury can become fatal. For example, if debris falls from an upper level and a worker is not wearing a hard hat, his or her exposed head can sustain severe or permanent damage if the injury isn’t fatal.
If you sustained a brain injury at work, seek medical attention immediately. Not only can this possibly help prevent permanent damage, but it will also make your life easier when you file your workers’ compensation claim.
Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney at Alvandi Law Group, P.C. Today!
If you are suffering from a brain injury after being involved in a workplace accident, you need to contact the workers’ compensation team at Alvandi Law Group, P.C. to ensure you are able to obtain the benefits you need.
Contact our law office today at (800) 980-6905 and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced brain injury attorneys.