Unfortunately, workplace injuries continue to plague employees throughout the nation, across a wide variety of industries and workforces. Many people don’t realize that fatigue, though common, is one of the most dangerous conditions for an employee to suffer from, especially while on-the-job. Tragically, fatigue is responsible for countless preventable accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
What is Fatigue & Why is it Dangerous?
Fatigue is more than just being tired. It is a full-body experience, typically in response to sleep deprivation or other extreme conditions resulting in physical or mental exhaustion. It develops steadily over time when you are not getting sufficient rest or sleep and can be the result of many factors, such as long work hours, a heavy workload, various medical conditions, overnight shift work, and more.
The following are common signs of fatigue, including:
- Body aches
- Slowed reflexes and responses
- A decrease in other cognitive abilities
- Impaired decision-making and lack of proper judgment
- Moodiness, depression, or irritability
- Trouble concentrating
- Muscle pain
Construction, transportation, and manufacturing are among some of the deadliest industries in the nation, making fatigue an extreme risk factor for employees. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence or misconduct of another in the workplace, rest assured you are not alone.
Distinguished Legal Advocate Tirelessly Fighting on Behalf of Injured Workers
The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC is led by an impressive workers’ compensation attorney with an unparalleled commitment to you and your best interests. Our client-focused and success-driven legal team will be your greatest ally during this undoubtedly stressful time. Allow us to ensure you and your family are not taken advantage of.
To schedule an initial case evaluation with a representative of our team, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (210) 807-3178.