Today, we are a generation of individuals who are constantly pushing things to the next level for our overall benefit whether it is something small, or to a very large scale of things within our lives. However, one thing that we are pushing is that of our employment. With our country in a current economic recession we are doing are best to do whatever is needed of us within our employment in order to keep our job, and food on the table. However, individuals can work themselves into the ground trying to make sure that they get a stable income not only for themselves, but their families as well.
The Facts of Fatigue
Unfortunately, the majority of the time this means that employees will be working longer shifts, working shifts more frequently, and will have more tasks to do at the end of the day. While we can keep up with this pace of life for a small period of time we cannot keep going too strong, and heavily forever especially when it means lack of sleep, or not probably taking care of ourselves physically, and mentally. By not properly taking care of yourself you can easily lead yourself into something known as fatigue. When we generally think of fatigue we think of third world countries, or places they do not have enough resources to properly take care of people.
What You Can Expect From Fatigue
Yet, fatigue can occur everywhere, especially within the work force all over the United States. However, what does fatigue actually mean when it comes down to worker’s compensation claims and issues? If an employer knowingly is adding on more hours to an individual than they can physically are able to just because an employee request it does not make it right. Individuals who work with fatigue are not only more likely to have an accident on the job, but more likely can be guaranteed to make a mistake or accident.
Remember we are only all just human and mistakes are already a common aspect of life. However, when you are exhausted, and keeping pushing yourself to do more mistakes can easily increase in a matter of moments. When you feel like your fatigue is in correlation to that of your work schedule and tasks and an accident or injury has occurred on the job you need an experienced worker’s compensation attorney in order to fight for the damages you may be entitled to.
Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.