After an accident, even if you feel okay, it may be days or hours before you experience any symptoms from an injury. After an accident, when someone asks, “Are you okay?” The best answer is, “I don’t really know. Only a doctor can assess my health.” That’s the truth of the situation. You may be in shock or have a post-traumatic-stress reaction. Immediately following an accident, you really can’t objectively assess your situation.
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists and medical technicians are among the professionals that people trust the most. Most health care providers and pharmacists make every effort to help their patients and customers. But, despite their efforts, every year about 1.5 million people are injured due to medication errors. The tragedy is that nearly half of the medication errors are preventable. Many of these errors are fatal. In fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Accidents at construction sites are more common than you might think. In fact, in 2016, over 20% of all work-related injuries and deaths occurred at construction sites. Because these sites can be so dangerous, employers have an obligation to follow strict safety measures to prevent injuries.
Though the oath that doctors take says, “First do no harm,” mistakes occur in hospitals, medical offices, labs, pharmacies and clinics that have fatal or life-altering consequences. Ten percent of deaths in the USA are caused by medical errors or mistakes, making medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the USA.
Many different types of accidents can take place at a construction site. From non-threatening scrapes, bumps and bruises to serious debilitating injuries and even death. While some injuries are unavoidable and nobody’s fault, others occur because of the negligence of an employer, manager or another employer.