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Can working make you sick?

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2022 | Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

Besides a salary, one of the advantages of a full-time job is health insurance. Ironically, in some instances, the occupations we hold are the source of our sickness.

Worker compensation insurance provides financial help for all types of work-related illnesses. Avoid developing the most common afflictions instead of applying for medical treatment reimbursement.

Hearing problems

Some employment exposes workers to high levels of noise. Those who toil on construction sites or spend days in factories can suffer hearing loss. Employers need to provide earplugs or noise-canceling headphones to everyone. Companies must offer adequate protection or face a significant lawsuit.

Respiratory problems

Contractors who work with drywall or asbestos are prone to inhaling particulates. Those practicing mold removals are also at risk. Possible complications include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD. Those operating in toxic environments must wear masks that provide rock-solid protection.

Mental health problems

We tend to think of medicine as relating only to our physical conditions. State of mind is also a part of our well-being. Some occupations put people into stressful situations that cause long-term emotional discomfort. Military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and emergency dispatchers have nerve-wracking duties. Daily events might trigger post-traumatic stress disorder. Many worker compensation packages provide services that help ease PTSD. Receiving counseling to prevent such matters from worsening can be beneficial.

We are often unaware of the dangers we subject ourselves to when earning a paycheck. The first step to safety is becoming conscious of the many hazards.

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