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Workplace injuries could be caused by rushing

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2022 | Workers' Compensation |

It often feels like many workplaces center around productivity at the expense of all else. The only thing your boss cares about is how fast you can possibly get something done.

This can make you feel like you’re always rushing through your tasks, or that there is always a lot of pressure from the clock ticking away on the wall. This is problematic, and it could even lead to workplace injuries.

An increase in mistakes

The issue is that rushing in any area of your life can lead to a greater number of mistakes. It doesn’t really matter what you’re doing. If you’re working quickly, you’re not thinking as carefully about every step that you’re taking and the odds of an error are simply higher.

In some cases, this may not increase the risk of injury. Writing an email quickly may convey your message in an improper manner, but you can rectify that later and you’re not going to suffer long-term issues. 

However, if you’re rushing to climb a ladder or to use a piece of heavy machinery, then you certainly increase the odds of getting injured. One simple mistake with this type of equipment can lead to a fall, an amputation injury, a crush injury, electrocution and other dangers. You simply can’t afford to put your health on the line just to get things done a little bit sooner. 

Unfortunately, many employers are going to continue pushing this culture of rushing, and that is going to lead to workplace injuries. If you get hurt, make sure you know what options you have

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