Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Robert Golan, Shares How to Prevent Most Common Workplace Injuries
Workers’ Compensation attorney, Robert Golan, PC, shares how to prevent the top 4 most common workplace injuries in this tip sheet.
1. Back Injuries
Lifting more than they can carry injures more employees than any other injury type. Straining, bending, twisting, overextending, and improperly lifting can also cause back injuries. To avoid back injuries, employees should be taught the proper technique for lifting. People should bend at the knees, instead of at the waist when lifting heavy objects. If the object is too heavy for just one person, multiple workers should lift it together.
2. Impact Injuries from Hits or Strikes
The second most common accident at work is when an employee is hit by or strikes against an object. To avoid this type of accident, people should be alert and aware of their surroundings in the workplace. Another preventative measure is to wear protective gear, like hard hats, eye protection, and gloves.
3. Falling Injuries
Falling also often injures employees. To prevent this, people should wear slip resistant shoes, make sure they have firm footing, and pay attention to what’s ahead of them. Employees should not walk backwards or walk while carrying a load they cannot see over. Spills must be cleaned up immediately. Walking areas should be well lit and not have any obstacles.
4. Injuries by Machinery
Getting caught in machinery while on the job also commonly injures employees. Machinery with moving parts should always have safety shields, guards, and lockout procedures to prevent accidents. Only workers with training should use the machinery. Jewelry and loose fitting clothing can get caught in the machinery and should not be worn while operating it.
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About Robert Golan, PC
Robert Golan started his solo law practice focusing on Workers’ Compensation in 1999 for clients in Queens and the surrounding Long Island area. He wanted to avoid the mistakes made by larger law firms who make new clients believe that the experienced senior partner will be handling their case – when really some junior associate will be doing all of the work and learning his craft at the client’s expense.
Mr. Golan handles every case personally, from beginning to end and this is a big advantage to you, the client. You will have continuous access to Mr. Golan to get your questions answered and your concerns addressed.
Mr. Golan zealously represents his clients and leaves no stone unturned in getting them the monetary benefits and medical treatment they’re entitled to. Unlike some other lawyers and law firms, Mr. Golan always puts the interests of his clients first.
Robert Golan, PC serves as a Queens Workers’ Compensation attorney and injury attorney serving Long Island, Queens, and Suffolk County, New York. Contact Robert Golan, PC for a free case consultation at 516-586-3910
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