Could it happen again? Will I get hurt? These questions may be on your mind as you prepare to go back to work after suffering a New York construction accident injury.
How to Stay Safe When You Return to Work
Whether these questions are keeping you up at night or are simply in the back of your mind, it is important to take specific actions to stay safe when you return to work. Specifically, you can:
- Attend safety trainings. Your employer should be conducting regular safety trainings, and it may be important for you to attend these trainings if you have been out of work for a while.
- Stay alert and make sure that you don't take shortcuts. Your actions alone can't prevent all construction accident injuries, but you can help reduce the risk by getting enough sleep, by going through all of your safety checklists as often as required, and by keeping an eye out for dangerous conditions.
- Promptly report dangerous conditions to your employer. This will give your employer the chance to fix the problem before you, or someone else, is hurt.
Additionally, you should make sure that your doctor has provided you with the necessary medical clearance to return to work so that you know that you are physically able to do your job safely.
Call a New York Construction Accident Attorney if Disaster Strikes Twice
Unfortunately, the reality of construction work is that you can be hurt at any time even if you try to prevent an injury. If you are hurt in a subsequent accident once you return to work, then we encourage you to contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer at 1-800-362-9329 and to read our FREE brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone, to learn more about your rights.