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You could face several hazards on the job

When you get up in the morning (or evening) to go to work, you may not think much about facing dangers on the job. You may dread going in because you do not enjoy your job as much as you wish, but beyond that, you do not feel any real anxiety about what you do.

While feeling comfortable at your job is certainly a perk, you may actually face more dangers than you realize. Many hazards exist at any job, and you could possibly end up injured or ill because of the work you do and exposure you face.

Types of hazards

When you think of possible risks for illness or injury on the job, you may first think of safety hazards. While safety issues can certainly pose a threat, other types of concerns also exist. The common forms of hazards include the following:

  • Safety hazards include spills, unstable scaffolding, machinery issues and electrical issues.
  • Physical hazards include extreme temperatures, radiation, exposure to ultraviolet rays and continual loud noise.
  • Chemical hazards can stem from fumes related to solvents, liquid cleaning products, flammable materials, gases and pesticides.
  • Biological hazards could also affect works in certain industries and could include blood, other bodily fluids, insect bites, bacteria, mold and animal waste.
  • Ergonomic hazards put strain on your body, like poor posture, heavy or frequent lifting, using excessive force, awkward movements, and vibrations.

As a result, many of the everyday aspects of your job could put you at more risk than you initially believed. Plus, you may not develop an illness or injury right away as prolonged exposure and repetitive movements can lead to damage later. Still, even if you condition reveals itself later on, you do not have to wonder what your future will hold when it comes to your finances.

Workers' compensation

In the event that you do suffer an illness or injury that results from a workplace hazard or on-the-job accident, you may qualify for workers' compensation. These benefits can help address financial hardships that may result from your condition.

However, obtaining workers' comp is not always easy, and you may benefit from enlisting the help of an attorney to guide you through the application process and to address any complications that may arise. Your legal counsel could also help review your case in the event that your claim is denied by your employer or their insurer.

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