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Workers' compensation for workers experiencing hearing loss

Depending on the nature of a person's job, he or she may face certain risks when at work. Sometimes, this is the risk of an accident or other things that may cause a physical injury. In other cases, it may be the risk of becoming ill due to occupational exposure. Certain Delaware workers may face the risk of hearing loss because of their work, which could be grounds for a workers' compensation claim. 

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.

Falls remain leading reason for workers' compensation incidents

When a Delaware worker clocks in, he or she has the right to a reasonable expectation of safety while at work. Employers have the responsibility of making sure that workers have the equipment and training necessary to complete their jobs. One of the main reasons for workers' compensation incidents on jobsites of all kinds is falling from heights. 

Reducing workplace injuries due to fire hazards in construction

Delaware construction workers face unique challenges every day when they are at work. From electrical hazards to moving equipment, there are many things that can increase the chance of an accident. This also includes fire hazards. There are specific steps employers can take to reduce the number of workplace injuries caused by fire risks on construction sites. 

Workplace injuries decreasing, but may be on the rise again soon

Delaware employees of all types have the right to a reasonable expectation of safety when they go to work, even if they are employed in high-risk occupations. Thankfully, the number of workplace injuries has been decreasing across the country, even though there have been many changes in the average workplace. Despite these changes, work-related accidents and injuries have not increased as expected.

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