No matter what your job is, there’s always the chance that some sort of injury could occur. It might be your fault, it might be an accident, or it might be because of someone else’s negligence or a hazard that they should’ve taken care of in advance. But in all of these cases, you still have to ask yourself – what happens if I get hurt on the job?
There are several different ways that you can answer this. You can contact a personal injury attorney to find out what your legal rights are. You can expect to get some sort of Worker’s Compensation depending on the kind of injury. You can take some time to read over OSHA regulations to find out if there was anything your company should have done differently to prevent the damage in the first place. And, you can make sure that you use risk assessment moving forward in your job as you recover.
Personal Injury Attorneys
As with any kind of personal injury, it’s not a bad idea to contact a personal injury attorney right away. This will be someone who specializes in telling you what your legal rights are and potentially what your compensation should be for the kind of injury that has occurred. Personal injuries can happen in the workplace, but they don’t necessarily have to deal specifically with a work-related activity. That’s where attorneys can help you navigate the legal pathway you need to follow.
Outside of the idea of a personal attorney, you can also look into what sort of Worker’s Compensation you are owed. Typically, your business has insurance that will handle any costs associated with injuries that happen to their workers while on the job. And there may be some laws that surprise you that govern this compensation. For example, if you’re driving to in worksite and are in an accident, are you entitled to worker’s compensation because you’re on the clock? You should know the answers to questions like that.
Read Over OSHA Regulations
Sometimes injuries happen because a company owner does not follow OSHA regulations. For example, if you come into contact with a dangerous chemical, it is not your fault that you get injured if you followed all the safety regulations but were unaware of a rule that was not observed in your workplace. Reading up on OSHA regulations will give you a better chance to understand how to prevent the injury in the future.
Use Risk Assessment Moving Forward
Finally, if you end up getting hurt on the job, there will be a recovery period, and then you will have to move forward. If you’re smart, you’ll use risk assessment in the future so that a similar type of injury won’t happen to you or anyone around you.
Originally posted on November 21, 2018 @ 2:10 am