Thousands of people get hurt on the job each year. Some accidents even result in a work place death. Don’t let this be you!
1. Don't become complacent on the job
Many of my clients that I represent in their Idaho workers' compensation case have worked for many years in their workplace. If you have been in an occupation for awhile you can get comfortable, maybe even complacent. Everything almost becomes routine. Your muscle memory takes over for every day task. This can make work easier but it can also make it much more dangerous. When we get comfortable and in a routine, we often get let down our guard and are less cautious.
2. Have a plan
It is of vital importance to stay alert and cautious. The best way to avoid an Idaho Workers' Compensation claim is to not get injured in the first place. Always approach your work like you were on your first day. Access what you need to do, make a plan and execute that plan. A lot of time and money can be saved by be cautious. In a perfect world no one would get injured on the job, if only it was that way. It may be silly of me to think that way, because it would put me out of a job, but I would much rather see my clients not be injured then having to come to me for help for their Idaho Workers' Compensation claim. The fact of the matter is accidents happen; many times those accidents aren't your fault. There instances though were accidents can be prevented. Proper Lock out tag out procedures, clearing walk ways and having a plan are just some of the ways to avoid injury. Safety in the work place can often be overlooked. Our muscle memory takes in and we just do what we have to do, but this can create complacency, which can create danger. Be cautious today so you can go to work tomorrow.
3. Look out for your co-workers
Attorneys don't enjoy seeing the pain and hardship that comes with a work related injury. They often just want to help ensure that you are fairly compensated for that injury. There is an old saying which goes "a stitch in time saves nine." Often a problem can be over come easier if it is not set aside. It would be much better the problem was never there. Protect yourself and your other co-workers by being careful in the workplace.
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