During the month of June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is sponsoring National Safety Month to educate the public about the risks they face on the roads and at work.
Given that the goal of this month is help people understand how they can better protect themselves and reduce their risks of preventable injuries and death, the NSC is encouraging people and organizations throughout the U.S. to get involved and spread the word about this campaign.
To do our part, below, we’ll present some important facts to know for National Safety Month. If, however, you are more concerned about obtaining justice and compensation because you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, it’s time to contact Beaverton Personal Injury Attorney Linda Weimar.
Risks to Your Safety: Here’s What You Should Know
1 – Traffic accidents kill nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. annually.
What may be just as shocking as this fact is the fact that more than 95 percent of traffic collisions are caused (at least in part) by some form of human error. Oftentimes, this ends up being the mistakes or negligent actions of drivers, who may be intoxicated, distracted or simply defiant of traffic laws.
Ultimately, this means that, in many cases, fatal traffic accidents may have been preventable if people had been more cautious and careful.
2 – Every day in the U.S., about 150 people are killed in work-related accidents.
Tragically, the safety risks we face don’t end when we get off of the roads. These risks can persist at work, as a report from the AFL-CIO has revealed that, on average, 150 people die every day in the U.S. in fatal workplace accidents.
Speaking these health and safety risks at work, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez has stated, “no one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.”
3 – Awareness is the first step necessary to reducing the risks to your safety.
While the info we’ve presented thus far can be distressing, this fact provides some good news – namely, that there are things that can be done to reduce the potential threats to your safety on the roads and at work. In fact, by being aware of the biggest dangers you face when driving (or working in a specific industry), you can:
- Start figuring out what steps you can take to minimize these risks.
- Effectively protect yourself.
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Beaverton Personal Injury Attorney at the Weimar Law Offices
Have you been injured due to the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of another party? If so, Beaverton Personal Injury Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and to holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless behaviors.
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