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Increased safety lowers risk of workers' compensation incidents

There are many things that can place Delaware employees at risk when they are at their place of work. Regardless of the specific type of job, having safety procedures and standards in place are crucial, and employers bear the responsibility of making these things a priority. An increased awareness of safety concerns can lower the chance of workers' compensation incidents.

It is a time of year when many different types of employers start looking forward to and preparing for the holiday season. Companies that see increased business during this time of year may want to think about ways they can reduce workplace injuries during this busy season. There is often an increase of certain types of injuries during the holiday season, especially those who have to deliver packages, lift heavy objects and engage in physical labor.

One thing that employers can do is teach workers how to use safe techniques for their job requirements. This can reduce certain types of musculoskeletal injuries and mitigate the need to take off from work. It takes around 30 days to build a habit, which leaves employers plenty of time to develop good safety habits before things get too busy.

While safety standards will make it easier to stay safe in a Delaware workplace, accidents may still happen. In the event that a worker does suffer an injury, he or she has the right to pursue benefits through a workers' compensation claim. This can allow an injured individual to recover his or her losses, get medical bills paid, and secure certain types of support he or she may need. 

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