Christina Rivenbark & Associates ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Starting a job, inexperience and workplace injuries

In the workplace, things can go wrong for many reasons. Even when all safety measures are taken, unexpected challenges arise, and they can leave workers with debilitating injuries (or even claim lives, in some cases). There are other accidents which are preventable as well as risk factors that should be taken into consideration, such as someone who has recently started a new job or someone who does not have very much experience in a particular line of work. Unfortunately, these workers may be especially likely to become hurt on the job or cause an accident that leaves other workers injured.

There are various reasons why inexperience can be dangerous in the workplace. Someone may not be very familiar with certain situations, such as working on a ladder or atop a roof. Or, a worker may have unfamiliarity with equipment they are using and various other hazards that are present. Sometimes, starting a new job can be overwhelming, and it may lead to stress, difficulty sleeping at night and other issues which can affect someone’s job performance and ability to stay safe at work.

If you were injured after recently starting a job, or a new worker caused an accident that has left you with an injury and you have had to take time off work, you should look into your options carefully. Workers’ comp benefits could help you move on from the accident in multiple ways, whether you need training for a new field, or you need help with lost wages and medical expenses.

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