Have you been injured while working in the healthcare field? Are you not receiving the compensation you deserve? Contact a Rutter Mills attorney today.
Injuries sustained from your working environment may not always be avoidable. However, there are proper precautions you should take to reduce your risk of injury. Believe it or not, the healthcare industry is on the top of the list of the most dangerous professions. There are hazards everywhere. Unsafe working conditions should be identified and addressed immediately. Below is a list of physical hazards you should watch out for if you work in a hospital or other medical environment. Following these guidelines will reduce your risk of serious injury on the job.
-Wear the right shoes. Slip-resistant work shoes will reduce the risk of a slip, trip, or fall.
-If cables must cross through a walking path, make sure the cable is covered.
-Wear proper personal protective equipment, or PPE.
-Properly clean and maintain floors. Notify management of all leaks and spills, and use appropriate barriers to warn of a wet floor. Clean the floor of debris immediately.
-Maintain electrical equipment to standards, and inspect tools and cords regularly.
-Store items properly; flammables in approved containers, cylinders upright, toxic chemicals in proper bins.
-Avoid storing beds and wheelchairs in walking or exiting areas.
-Lift loads close to the body, with both hands and flexed legs. Always ask for help when needed.
If you work in the healthcare industry, and were injured while working in an unsafe environment, you will need a lawyer to defend your rights. Here at Rutter Mills Law Firm, we specialize in Worker’s Compensation claims. Let our attorneys help you get the money you deserve for your injuries and lost wage. Call or text us today at 757-622-5000.