Preventing Workplace Accidents
Most people expect to make it through their workday without much difficulty. For many people, their job involves sitting at a desk without much risk to their own personal safety or health. However, for some, their jobs require more challenging activities. While these careers can be very fulfilling, they also sometimes present dangers for employees. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the company to do everything in their power to maintain the safety and health of their employees, even under stressful or dangerous circumstances. If there is a failure to fulfil this duty on the part of a company, it could result in a workplace accident.
According to the website of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, common cases of workplace accidents include: Repetitive Strain Injuries (such as bursitis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome), Slip and Fall Injuries, Lifting Injuries, Back Injuries, and Head and Brain Injuries. More severe injuries are far more likely in jobs that require intense physical activities. However, more minor but still largely painful and inconvenient injuries can result from more sedentary careers and should be taken equally as seriously.
Innovative strides have been made in preventing workplace accidents. Pre-employment screenings can help make sure that potential employees are suited for their career paths. According to the website of the pre-employment screening professionals at WorkSTEPS, these screenings can help anticipate and prevent workplace accidents.
While workplace injuries are sometimes simply unfortunate accidents, in some cases they were preventable and result from the carelessness of neglect of an employer. If this is the case, the victim of such an accident may be owed certain damages.