Working this Labor Day Weekend? How to Stay Safe

work injuryLabor Day heralds the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It is a day meant to honor the contributions of American workers to the building up of the country and the prosperity it has produced. Most people have the day off. However, you may be required to work.

In certain industries, those who work on a national holiday can be put at greater risk. There may be fewer people on-hand to check and verify the safety of dangerous equipment. Workers on such holidays may also be distracted by the fact that they had to come in and others got the day off. If the workday is cut shorter because of the labor day holiday, the same workers may hurry to complete their assigned tasks so that they can leave.

Employers are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, even on holidays. If you have been injured on the job, then you should seek compensation. A Menomonee Falls personal injury attorney can help you do so.

The Most Dangerous Types of Work

According to a recent survey, the most dangerous industries in Wisconsin are:
• Ranching and farming
• Forestry and logging
• Construction
• Food manufacturing
• Warehousing
• Trucking

All these industries include the use of heavy equipment. The most common types of injuries associated with them include:
• Electric shock
• Burns
• Broken bones
• Loss of limbs
• Lacerations
• Head and neck injuries
• Spinal cord injuries

Sustaining such injuries can put you out of work for some time. You will also need to pay medical bills and expenses related to your rehabilitation and medication. You will need to complete the paperwork for workers’ compensation. And hiring a Menomonee Falls workers compensation attorney will ensure that you do so correctly. Such a lawyer will also fight on your behalf for a fair and adequate settlement. At McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel, you will find a Wisconsin workers compensation attorney who will get you justice.

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