What to Know About the Different Types of Workplace Accidents

Accidents can occur anywhere at any time. This unfortunately includes the workplace. Safety precautions must be put in place to ensure workplaces are safe. However, there is always a possibility that an accident can happen.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may find comfort in knowing that workers’ compensation exists for these very circumstances. Workers’ compensation provides coverage for any damages that are incurred due to workplace accidents. To learn more about the different types of workplace accidents and how you can recover workers’ compensation, continue reading and contact our team at AllianceMeds.

What are the most common workplace accidents? 

Employers are required to ensure their employees are safe in the workplace by providing the right safety equipment and proper training to avoid dangerous environments. If this does not occur, hazards may arise, causing the following accidents:

  • Inhaling toxic fumes
  • Slip and falls
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Crashes or collisions
  • Trip and falls
  • Loud noise exposure
  • Muscle strains
  • Repetitive motion injuries

Employees do not necessarily have to be performing their specific job at the time of the injury. Employees simply have to be acting within the scope of their employment at the time of their accident. Employees may be eligible for workers’ compensation if they were traveling for work, attending a work conference, visiting a client, or going to the store for a work-related purpose.  However, it is important to understand that certain situations are not covered. This includes going to the store on their lunch break.

How can I recover compensation after a workplace accident?

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you should immediately report the injury to your employer. This will begin the process of recovering workers’ compensation. This can provide supplemental benefits, medical care, death benefits, and long-term benefits. A third party may be responsible for the accident in some cases. This could be an equipment manufacture, designer, subcontractor, etc. If this is the case for your injury, a lawsuit can be filed against the third party for negligence. If you can successfully prove negligence cause your injuries, compensation may be awarded. However, if you are already receiving workers’ compensation, you may be required to pay it back.

Contact AllianceMeds

If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today