THE MOST COMMON ON-THE-JOB HAZARDS LEADING TO WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS

The National Safety Council recently announced the seven most common hazards workers encounter on the job.
The most common hazard, and often the most fatal, based on OSHA statistics is working from heights. Often there are violations related to scaffolding and ladders. Missouri has a number of laws on the books regarding scaffold and ladders. A violation of those laws, can increase your compensation under workers’ compensation by 15%.
The second most common on-the-job hazard is poor maintenance. Common examples include: clutter blocking fire exits, goods stacked too high, or leaks and spills that cause slip hazards. Missouri has a number of laws on the books that may allow you to increase your compensation by 15%.
The third most common on-the-job safety hazard is improper extension cords. Daisy chained cords can cause fire hazards and trip hazards.
The fourth most common on-the-job hazard is forklift-related hazards. Oftentimes workers are forced to work too quickly or overload the forklift. Forklift maintenance is often neglected leading to accidents. It may also be that a forklift is defective in some way. If that is the case, you may have a third-party action in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
The fifth most common on-the-job hazard is improper lockout tag out procedures.
The sixth most common on-the-job hazard are chemical hazards.
The seventh most common on-the-job hazard involves working in confined spaces. People working in confined spaces face hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, and asphyxiation. Missouri has a number of laws on the books regarding ventilators and exhaust systems. A violation of those laws, can increase your compensation under workers’ compensation by 15%.
If you need assistance with your on-the-job injury or have questions about the benefits available under workers compensation, just give a call: 816-753-3100. Dean Law Office, LLC.
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