Work Accident Compensation

Work Accident

Injuries At Work
Injuries At Work

Work accident compensation claims are a must if you have an injury at work.

What is a work accident?

A work accident happens when you are injured at work as a discrete event, and you are following your normal, designated routine on the job. The accident has to be unexpected, unplanned and unpredictable. Chronic conditions that arise over time do not necessarily warrant a work accident compensation claim.

An eligible injury at work can cause physical harm, psychological harm or both. Common examples are slips, trips, falls, insect bites, animal or human attacks, poisoning, burns, road traffic accident compensation events and more.

A motor accident compensation injury, experienced in transit to or from work, may or may not qualify as an injury at work depending on the jurisdiction.

According to the latest data, nearly 5,500 Americans died from work accidents in 2007, and another 4 million suffered non-fatal injuries.

Although accident at work compensation claims can happen in any workplace, they are most common in industrial settings. The most common causes are equipment failure, dangling jewelry and hair, heavy loads, insufficient safety training, inadequate work attire and failure to wear safety gear.

Select work environments produce an inordinately large percentage of accident injury compensation claims. Construction workers, industrial employees, energy-sector workers, and those who work in factories often face dangers like electrical current, noxious gases, high heat, radiation, height, hazardous machinery, toxic fumes, high waters, explosives, fire, excessive noise levels and more.

Thorough safety training, consistent use of safety equipment and statistical analysis are proven methods of reducing work accident compensation claims. If one sector of a factory is responsible for a disproportionate number of injuries at work, for example, management should intensify safety training in that area and identify potential environmental factors responsible.

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