BLOG

Stress, sleep loss and the risk of a workplace accident

Accidents in the workplace take place for countless reasons, such as inexperienced co-workers, inclement weather and various hazards that appear on a daily basis. However, stress and sleep loss contributes to many of the work-related accidents that occur, and it is imperative for workers to be aware of the dangers they may face while they are tired or overly stressed out. Not only do workers in this state of mind potentially threaten their own safety, but they may cause an accident the leaves other people injured as well.

Sometimes, stress and sleep problems may be brought on by challenges that someone is facing in the workplace, which can make it especially difficult for workers to deal with these hurdles. For example, someone may be so stressed out about their job that they do not sleep well at night, and these workers may pose a risk to themselves and others on the job. In certain fields, such as those which involve working with dangerous machinery or in high places, these risks are especially concerning.

If you were injured in a work-related accident, you should take a look at the legal options that may be in front of you. Whether the accident was brought on by a co-worker’s negligence or mistake, or whether you were injured because of an error that you made, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits could help you in multiple ways, providing you with the financial resources you need to recover and even assisting with training for a new line of work.