Protecting your Business

Injuries and accidents

Definition

A worker getting injured by a specific accident while on the job. These would include falling, getting your hand caught in machinery, etc.

Business Scenario

Cassie has been working at Wal-mart for years and she loves everyone she works with. One day as Cassie is walking she trips and falls. Cassie is rushed to the hospital where she finds that her ankle is completely broken. Cassie can’t work for at least 3 months.

Ways to protect your business


  1. Educate employees on workplace safety

  2. Have proper workers’ compensation insurance

  3. Enforce rules and plan safety to prevent injury

  4. Use a hazard assessment to control hazardous situations

  5. Investigate potential accidents