We all maintain our livelihood in one way or another. For some of us, it may require sitting behind a desk all day. For others, it may require a lot of mobility, heavy lifting and compromising situations. If you find yourself in the latter category, it is important to be vigilant while performing such hazardous duties. This is the first step in creating a safe environment for you and your colleagues. However, when situations go unplanned or occur beyond your control in a manner that causes harm, do not ignore them.
Taking pride in your work is one thing, but being too prideful to step up and report an accident or an injury that you incurred while on the job not only hurts you, but also hurts those who depend on you. Even if you feel that you are at fault or that your supervisor won’t believe you, you should always seek guidance from the experts that understand the law as it relates to construction accidents.
According to an article by safetyandhealthmagazine.com, the issue of workers not speaking up in regards to safety in the workplace was studied and reported that:
“Of the 27 percent who said they had failed to report an injury, 72 percent indicated it was because the injury was “small.” Respondents were able to choose more than one reason, and other popular responses included:
– Accepting pain as part of the job
– Not wanting to be labeled a “complainer”
– Fearing the loss of future or current jobs
Other responses can be seen here (Speaking Up, Oct. 1, 2013)
We are willing, ready and able to hear your issues and concerns. We will provide you and your family with resources so you and your family can make the right decision. If legal action is something that pertains to your situation, we are confident that our experience and knowledge regarding construction litigation will protect you and your interests.
Please contact us if you feel that your safety was or is being compromised.