National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, and at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault we want everyone to stay safe on the job. Injuries can happen, and our experienced Workers Compensation attorneys can help you navigate what comes next after a work-related injury. However, many injuries can be prevented with a few tips and some important facts to keep in mind. Today, we’re going to discuss some things we believe can help prevent injuries. From car accidents to getting hurt at work, we will touch on topics and tips we practice ourselves. Remember, we are not medical professionals and our website does not provide medical advice, nor does it provide legal advice.

Accidents can and will happen. When someone sustains an injury due to the negligence of another person, they may be able to obtain financial compensation. Our law firm understands how injury laws work in the state of Louisiana. While today’s article is focused on ways you can potentially avoid accidents, or at least mitigate your risks of being injured, our law firm does represent accident victims. Dial (318) 561-2500 to talk to an injury attorney now. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let’s discuss some ways you may be able to avoid injuries during National Safety Month.

Never Drink and Drive or Drive While on Certain Medications 

Drunk driving accidents and accidents due to intoxication from medical prescriptions cause thousands of injuries per year. Sadly, these types of accidents are avoidable, which means they happen due to poor choices and selfish decisions. Worse, more often than not, the party who sustains injuries are the victims, not the intoxicated driver. One very simple thing you can do to stay safe is to NEVER get behind the wheel of ANY vehicle after drinking or while on certain medications.

Make Sure Your Work Area is Safe 

Whether you’re working on an oil pipeline, in a factory or plant, or if you’re in the logging business, you know the risks you take every day when you go to work. However, if you take time to make sure your work area is safe, it may help mitigate your risks on the job. In addition, make sure you’re wearing all of your required protective gear. You also want to be mentally sharp and aware of your surroundings. So getting adequate sleep and eating a proper diet may help your mental and physical health.

Always follow the Rules of the Road and Workplace 

Always follow the rules of the road and the workplace. Remember, rules are put in place to help protect you and keep everyone around you safe. Drive the speed limit, make sure you follow the rules of your workplace, and stay positive. Following the safety measures put in place by your work or the government may help keep everyone safer.

Louisiana Injury Attorneys who Care

At Neblett, Beard & Arsenault we care about our clients. We also care about the people of Alexandria and Louisiana. If you, or a loved one, has sustained an injury due to the careless act or fault of another person, call us. We can provide you with a free consultation. Our skilled and experienced Louisiana accident injury lawyers know how to protect your rights. Our job is to fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Click on the links below to learn more about our law firm. We’ve been fighting for the rights of the injured for over 40 years. Call us now, the call is free, the case review is free, and we’d be happy to help.