Workplace accident, occupational accident, accident at work or commonly called as work accident happens in spite of how careful you are or how safe your workplace you might think. It happens regardless of the type of work or place where you work. These accidents are often caused by unsafe work conditions, ignoring safety rules, faulty equipment and negligence of those in management. In line with these work accidents can cause serious injuries and sometimes permanent damage. Extreme serious work injuries can greatly affect the person’s lifestyle, social standing, relationship with others and even the ability to perform work can all be taken away quickly.
Injury risks differ depending on the company and industry. Here are the most common types of work accidents: Manufacturing accidents, Warehouse accidents, Construction accidents, Work-related falls, Work-related car accidents, Heavy equipment accidents, Tool and machinery accidents, Fires and explosions and Electrical accidents. There are obviously other types of workplace injuries, but these are certainty the most pervasive in the modern workplace.
Most companies try their best to decrease accidents, but not all incidents can be avoided. With that being said, it’s how the company respond after an injury takes place that will ultimately determine the outcome of the situation. Here are some tips worth following. First you need to seek Medical Attention. After the employee has been given appropriate medical attention and care, it’s time to file a report. “Injured employees have the right to file a claim and it’s the company’s duty to provide them with a claim form, should they ask for one. The company must cooperate with Workers’ Compensation and their attorneys if a claim is pursued. After the injury, the company should welcome the injured employee as soon as the employee is physically ready to work whether the claim was successful or not. The company should also prevent future issues and reduce the risk of serious injuries by taking some responsible steps such as screening new employees, invest in education, provide adequate resources, regular inspection and monitoring and be a responsible employer. With these steps safer environment is expected to be created.
To be able to Protecting your Family after a Workplace Injury the injured employee can file for claims according to the injury and an example of it is a personal injury compensation. Personal injury is widely defined although to recover compensation there must be recognizable damage which has given rise to pain and suffering. It is also possible to pursue claims for psychological symptoms even if these are not associated with any physical injury, although strict rules define the circumstances in which such a claim may succeed. To be able to pursue a successful personal injury compensation it is necessary to establish that somebody else was at fault. Expert medical evidence will often be required to address this issue. Time limits apply to all claims for personal injury compensation. Court proceedings must be issued within 3 years from the date of the accident or the development of the injury. A number of exceptions do apply in certain circumstances and in a limited number of cases it may be possible to persuade the court to set aside the 3 years’ time limit.
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