June is National Safety Month—as originally established by the National Safety Council (NSC).
Nationwide, thousands of organizations celebrate National Safety Month—using the observance to highlight leading causes of death or injury on the road, in our homes, and in the workplace.
During the first week of National Safety Month, Carter Mario offers tips to reduce workplace and occupational injuries
Top Causes of Workplace Injuries
According to NSC’s Injury Facts, in 2017 alone there were 4.5 million medically consulted work injuries in the United States. Of these injuries, the top three causes were:
- Overexertion and Bodily Reaction – Including non-impact injuries such as lifting, pushing or turning and repetitive motion injuries resulting from tasks that stress or strain a specific area of the body, typically the back
- Contact With Objects & Equipment – Including a moving object or piece of equipment striking a worker, a worker bumping into, stepping on, or kicking an object as well as a worker being caught or crushed in a collapsing structure
- Slips, Trips & Falls
Unfortunately, in this same year, over 4,000 workers injuries proved fatal.
Safety Measures to Reduce Preventable Work Injuries
Employers taking preventative actions such as instituting a Safety & Wellness Plan, educating & emphasizing safety to employees, providing protection equipment, providing protective equipment, and researching safety vulnerabilities in their own workplace can significantly reduce the risk of an employee sustaining a work-related injury
Know Your Rights
When injured on the job, it is important to understand that the insurance company doesn’t always have your best interests in mind. If you handle a workers’ comp claim on your own, you run the risk of not receiving the full and fair benefits you need. The insurance company will come to the table with a team of attorneys. They know Workers’ Compensation law—and are prepared to use it against you.
We Can Help
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you need an experienced Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at your side. Let Carter Mario Injury Lawyers protect your rights—and fight to secure full, fair compensation for your losses. Just call 203-701-7144 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form online.
The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys—along with our exclusive No Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call 203-701-7144 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.