Minimizing Your Company's Personal Injury Risks

About 30 million people per year need medical treatment of some sort due to a personal injury. It's so easy for people to get hurt in their regular life, and we live in a society that is very litigious. Because of this, you should get control of your workplace by managing your on-the-job personal injury risks. Use the tips in this article to make sure that you are staying ahead of the curve with your personal injury risks and responses. 

Be aware of the personal injury risks in your workplace

No matter where you work or the size of your business, every workplace carries some personal injury risks. When you can take an honest look at your company and see where your risks lie, you will be better able to mitigate these risks. A construction contracting company runs the risk of serious cranial and bodily harm due to operating heavy equipment, while a standard office job runs the risk of slipping and falling or getting into an auto wreck while driving a company car. 

The more you can take an overall look at your company's risk potential, the more clarity you will have to keep your workplace injury-free. 

Hire a compliance manager and a personal injury lawyer

Since someone literally gets hurt on the job every 1 out of 7 seconds, you need to have a compliance officer in place that can make sure you're not at fault. Keep your employees trained and allow the compliance officer to help you shore up any area of the business that is out of compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, in addition to pointing out building code and health and safety violations. 

Aside from a compliance manager, you should also keep a personal injury lawyer on retainer so that you always have advice about these sorts of cases. They will be able to help you if an employee ever files a workers' compensation suit or any other form of litigation against the company. 

Stay up to date with your workers' compensation insurance, since you are required by law to have a policy. Put your head together with your personal injury lawyer any time you need to be on the right side of the law, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions. 

Use these strategies and start touching base with some personal injury lawyers like those at Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow & Nelson, P.S. that can help you out. 

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Unlike many children growing up today, I am old enough to remember what life was like before the internet became popular! Many years ago, I ended up in a messy legal situation that stemmed from a simple misunderstanding. It turned out that I actually did not break the law, and finding that out in court was a great relief! While I had a great lawyer who helped me during that time, reading some legal information for myself about the laws surrounding my incident could have greatly eased my worries during the stressful time. I have since dedicated myself to learning more about the law, so I never have to deal with a legal mess again. I thought I would make a blog to share some legal knowledge I have acquired along with some general legal tips. I hope I can help many people!

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