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How to avoid getting hurt while working in wet conditions

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2021 | Workplace Injuries |

It isn’t uncommon for significant amounts of precipitation to fall in San Jose and throughout California during the spring months. Therefore, there is a chance that you may work in wet, slippery or otherwise sloppy conditions. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting hurt while working in wet weather.

Wear the right gear

Ideally, you’ll wear shoes, boots or other footwear that are made from materials that will keep you upright while walking on ice, slush or other wet surfaces. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves that allow you to get a good grip on handrails, guardrails or anything else that you need to use to stay on your feet.

Office workers can be at risk of getting hurt when it’s wet outside

Even if you work indoors, you could still be at risk of slipping on an icy parking lot. You may also be at risk of losing your grip on a wet handrail if you try to grab it with your bare hand. Once inside, there is a chance that you’ll slip, trip or fall on a floor that is wet from all of the moisture that has been tracked in from outside.

Don’t hesitate to file for workers’ compensation benefits

If you are injured at work, it is important to report the accident to your employer as quickly as possible. From there, you should be evaluated by a medical professional. In some cases, you’ll be required to see a doctor who is affiliated with your employer’s insurance company. An attorney may be able to help you obtain a favorable outcome of your workers’ compensation claim.

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits may make it easier to pay medical bills associated with a workplace accident. It may also allow you to make up a portion of any wages that you lost while recovering from your injuries.