We’d all like to believe that we work in a safe and healthy work environment and are safe from dangerous workplace injuries. And while much of the time it’s true our work environments are safe, it takes a conscious effort to ensure that they stay that way. The Philadelphia workplace accident attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo have compiled some common workplace safety myths to help you stay safe and avoid injury or illness while on the job.
Myth #1 – There’s No Way to Create a Hazard-Free Workplace
While it may be difficult, it is not impossible to limit the hazards of a workplace entirely. It takes hard work and dedication by employees, management and business partners to ensure that machinery is properly maintained, procedures are consistently followed and any hazards are promptly addressed. In fact, a hazard-free workplace is possible with vigilance in identifying risks and staying proactive to limit injury.
Myth #2 – Safety is Too Expensive and Takes Too Much Time
Comparing the costs and benefits of having a fully staffed workplace with healthy employees versus that of a partial staff and the cost of medical bills for injured employees, it’s easy to point out that safety is really never too expensive. Injuries impact the productivity, morale and quality of work within a business and quickly add up from a cost perspective.
Myth #3 – Accidents Just Happen
While the term “accidents happen” is surely true, in the workplace accidents are almost always preventable. It is incredibly important for employers to realize that they must protect their employees from workplace hazards, but also listen and work with their employees to understand how to implement safety programs.
Workplace accidents have the power to change your life in an instant. Regardless of how the accident occurred or who was at fault, if you were injured on the job in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
In the event you or a loved one is injured in a Philadelphia workplace accident, turn to the experienced attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo. We can help you understand how to navigate the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation program and plan your next steps to obtain benefits quickly. Call us today at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a free consultation.