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The importance of not underestimating pressure washer injuries

Sometimes, things go wrong when cleaning tasks are being performed at a workplace, leading to an accident. For example, mishaps sometimes occur with pressure washers that lead to the user or another worker suffering an injury.

When a pressure washer injury doesn’t initially appear to be very severe, a worker might assume that getting treatment isn’t really necessary.

However, pressure washer injuries that don’t initially look that bad can sometimes end up being pretty serious. And the longer such a wound goes untreated, the more risks the victim could end up being exposed to. Among the risks that could come up in connection to such untreated injuries are risks of:

  • Infection.
  • Amputation.
  • Disability.

This underscores how important it can be for a worker to promptly seek out first aid and medical attention following suffering a pressure washer injury on the job.

Underestimating the severity of their injury is not the only misassumption it is important for victims of workplace pressure washer injuries to avoid. Others include misassumptions regarding what legal actions are available to them related to compensation. For one, when a person thinks their legal options related to a workplace accident are more limited than they actually are, they might end up missing out on legal routes that could potentially be a big help to them. So, getting an assessment of their legal options from a skilled workplace accident attorney is among the things a worker may want to promptly do after suffering a pressure washer wound or other injury at work.

Source: Safety+Health, “Pressure washers: Dangerous when misused,” Sept. 24, 2017

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