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National Safety Month: Workplace Safety

June 6th, 2019

Thousands of organizations nationwide observe National Safety Month—using the celebration to focus on leading causes of injury and death at home, on the road, or in the workplace.

For the first week of National Safety Month, Henson Fuerst offers statistics surrounding work-related injuries as well as ways employers can reduce the risk of their employees suffering work injuries.

Industries with Largest Number of Work Injuries

On average, 4.6 Million people suffer a work-related injury each year. Jobs that require manual labor and are physically demanding often result in workers suffering from sprains, strains, tears, soreness or lacerations—therefore it may come as no surprise that the industries with the highest number of injuries are as follows:

  1. Service – Including firefighters and police
  2. Transportation/Shipping
  3. Manufacturing/Production
  4. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  5. Construction

Ways to Eliminate Preventable Workplace Injuries

Preventative measures taken by employers can significantly reduce the risk of an employee sustaining a work-related injury. Some ways to reduce this risk are to:

  • Educate and Emphasize Safety to Employees
  • Institute a Safety & Wellness Plan
  • Provide Protective Equipment
  • Research Safety Vulnerabilities Within Your Own Workplace

Understand Your Rights

Our attorneys know how your life and the lives of your entire family can change in the face of a debilitating injury. Injured workers need competent, experienced legal representation. Let us deal with the insurance companies–and help you recover the full, fair settlement you deserve.

We Can Help

If you have questions, Henson Fuerst has answers.

If an insurance company stands between you and the Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve, Henson Fuerst will fight them for you. Learn how our experienced North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorneys can help you get your Workers’ Compensation benefits. Call us today at 866-677-0420 or complete a free initial consultation form. There’s no obligation, and our phone lines are open 24/7.

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