States which feature manufacturing or agriculture as their main income earners must make sure that facilities are run day and night. To this end, night shift work is a regular thing for a lot of individuals across the country who oftentimes work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. Night shift work can not only throw your internal clock off, but it can make you more prone to injuries in ways we’ll take a look at shortly. Night shift workers should be protected from all injuries as long as their employers take into consideration and enforce OSHA work safety regulations, failure to which a negligence or workers’ compensation claim could be an avenue to seek justice for those that are injured.
Are you a night shift worker that sustained injuries due to the negligence of someone at work, or the lack of enforcement of safety rules by your supervisor or manager? McCready Law has been helping individuals across the country seek justice and compensation for over 90 YEARS. If you suffered injuries as a night shift worker due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you seek maximum compensation whether or not your boss has you on workers’ compensation. Please contact our night shift worker injury attorneys NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about the value of your case.
Here are some of the risk factors associated with working the night shift:
- Due to poor visibility, you are more likely to slip and fall, get injured by a tool left on the floor, or bump your head on a surface. To this end, managers must make sure that all work areas are brightly lit throughout the night.
- Irregular sleep patterns for night shift workers can make it hard for them to have fast reaction times as well as sharp cognitive skills which could help avoid certain accidents especially those that are caused by machinery.
- Lack of sufficient oversight during night hours. Some managers are of the opinion that there shouldn’t have to be as many supervisors during night hours as there isn’t as much work going on. This leads to lack of oversight, making it more likely for preventable injuries to occur.
Here are some of the negative effects of working the night shift:
- Increased risk of depression and anxiety due to little social contact
- Emotional problems
- Suppressed immunity due to the disruption of the circadian clock
- An increased risk of suffering from conditions such as heart disease, cancer, gastrointestinal issues
- Damage to close personal relationships such as marriages
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It is important that night shift workers get the adequate rest they deserve even as they work through the night. Facilities must be brightly lit, especially in problematic areas such as stairwells and restrooms, and OSHA safety regulations must be followed at all times, whether day or night. If you believe that your injuries as a night shift worker were caused by institutional negligence or the breaching of OSHA safety laws, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to speak with a night shift injury attorney. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.