The fact is, accidents at work occur throughout the year; however, it has been discovered that in many cases, holiday work accidents are much more severe than other times of the year. While there are no specific reasons, there are a few thoughts regarding why accidents are more severe and why more significant injuries occur.
Keep in mind, if you are ever injured in holiday work accidents, the best thing you can do is hire an attorney. They can review the facts of your case and ensure you receive the compensation you are due.
More Traffic Leads to the Higher Likelihood of Holiday Work Accidents
For workers who have to drive to customer’s houses, for deliveries or any other purpose on the job, the likelihood of being involved in an accident are much higher. The main reason for this is because there are more people on the road. With the holidays, people are traveling to friends and family’s homes, shopping and spending more time “out and about.” As a result, the increased traffic, leads to the possibility of more work-related accidents for workers on the road.
Worker’s Not Paying Attention to their Surroundings Due to Distractions Lead to More Holiday Work Accidents
The holidays bring about decorations, music and fun. Regardless of if someone works on a construction site, or in a retail store, there are more distractions that can result in them taking their attention away from the task at hand. This can be particularly dangerous if the person is on a ladder, working with a power tool or carrying something heavy. These distractions are thought to play a role in holiday work accidents and the increased occurrence of injuries this time of year.
Holiday Work Accidents Caused by Holiday Parties and Events
Many companies and businesses host holiday events and parties to celebrate the season and thank their workers. While these are fun for everyone, they can also lead to more workplace accidents, especially if there is alcohol being served. Even accidents that occur after hours can be considered workplace injuries, and cost a company quite a bit.
Avoiding Holiday Work Accidents: Tips and Techniques
If you want to help prevent holiday work accidents, it is important to remain diligent and make sure your workers are, as well. This will help them stay aware of their surroundings and ensure that you aren’t facing workers’ compensation claims in the New Year. While there are some accidents that can’t be avoided, others can and with a little bit of diligence you can ensure your worker’s remain well, and uninjured.
If you are a worker, and you suffer a workplace injury any time during the year, the best thing you can do is hire an attorney. They can review the facts of your case and help you recover the benefits you deserve. Unfortunately, work-related injuries can be serious and result in both permanent and temporary disabilities.
If you need help with your workers’ compensation case, make sure to contact the attorneys at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates P.A. by calling (561) 687-5660.