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Workplace distractions can lead to accidents and injuries

Over the past few years, awareness surrounding distracted driving has reached an all-time high. More people than ever have come to the conclusion that any distraction while they're behind the wheel can cause an accident.

However, some people never think twice about workplace distractions. Instead, they assume that the worst that can happen is a bit of lost productivity. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

When people are distracted, they are not paying attention to the task at hand. As a result, they don't always see a hazard, which causes an accident and injury.

There are many types of distractions in the workplace, such as:

  • Talking on the phone while trying to complete a task
  • Conversing with employees instead of focusing on the job
  • Eating or drinking while you work

Some companies don't do a good job promoting a distraction-free work environment. As a result, they're just as responsible as employees for any accident that occurs.

Here are some top tips for preventing workplace distractions:

  • Take short breaks as a means of refreshing your mind and giving yourself time to do other things, such as make a phone call or grab a bite to eat
  • A "near miss" incident is not a long-term deterrent against workplace distractions, as the employee is likely to make the same mistake again in the future
  • Employers should be proactive in implementing a plan for preventing distractions

There is no guaranteed way to prevent distractions in the workplace, but there are steps employers and employees can take to enhance safety.

If you are injured in an on-the-job accident, regardless of the cause, you should report the incident to your employer and receive immediate medical attention. Neglecting to do either of these things could harm your ability to obtain workers' compensation benefits in the future.

If you receive a denial letter, don't give up just yet. Read it from start to finish to understand the reason for your denial. From there, tackle the appeals process in a timely manner.

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