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Always report any type of workplace accident

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2022 | Personal Injury

Workplace accidents sometimes happen in Alabama, and when they do, it is important to know what steps to take. The first necessary action is to report the accident to your supervisor or employer; this is important for a few reasons.

What are the most common types of accidents in the workplace?

One of the most common types of accidents in the workplace is a slip and fall. This can happen when someone slips on a wet surface or trips over something on the ground.

Other common types of workplace accidents include being struck by an object, getting burned and getting injured from contact with machinery. For instance, if you are working with a saw, your hand may slip into the blade, leading to serious injury. It’s also not uncommon for workers to suffer from repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, due to the nature of their job.

Why should you report an accident?

First, if you don’t report the accident, it could make it harder to file a workers’ compensation claim. Usually, you have to report the accident within a certain amount of time, and if you don’t report it, your employer may not believe that the accident actually happened at work.

Second, by reporting the accident, you can help ensure that everyone is safe. Your employer will want to know what happened so that they can take steps to prevent future accidents from happening.

Finally, reporting the accident can help you get the medical care that you need. Your employer should provide you with information about how to get medical care, and they may also be able to help pay for your medical expenses via workers’ compensation coverage.

It is important to report any type of accident, no matter how minor it may seem. Remember that even the smallest accidents can lead to more serious injuries if they are not addressed properly.