Protecting Yourself Against a Casino Workplace Injury
Your best friend has worked at the casino for two years, and although he claims he loves it, every time you see him he has a fresh complaint about something.
“I saw so-and-so not wash his hands before making my sandwich. I refused to touch the thing. Makes me wonder how many other sandwiches I’ve eaten that were contaminated.”
“There’s always half-drunk glasses of booze lying on the floors.”
“Yesterday, I almost killed myself unplugging a faulty slot machine.”
“I think I’m getting carpal tunnel.”
Every day—a new complaint. Therefore, being the friend that you are you decided to say something back.
“If you’re concerned that the casino isn’t safe, tell your boss. You know you have the right to feel safe at work, right?”
Guidelines for a Safe Casino Environment
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that employees should feel safe and comfortable in their workplace environments. However, with the hectic pace and surroundings in a casino, certain safety protocols can easily be missed, ignored, or forgotten—putting you at risk for injury. Thankfully, you can protect yourself by remembering these six simple rules when you’re on the casino floor.
- Stretch often. When you’re forced to make the same actions over and over again, your muscles can become strained. Make sure you periodically stretch your muscles and take excess weight off of them to help prevent injury.
- Watch where you’re walking and standing. Casinos have many distractions everywhere you turn, but make sure you keep an eye on where you step before putting your foot down.
- Tidy up. If you see chairs out of place or puddles on the ground, clean them up as soon as possible to help prevent fellow employees—or yourself—from tripping on them later.
- Check your food. Although bacteria can’t be seen, you can take precautions by making sure your food is hot and cooked all the way through before eating it.
- Report faulty machinery. If you see a split, cut, or sparking wire or piece of machinery, report it to your boss immediately to help prevent accidental fire injuries.
- Don’t get involved. When you see an argument or fight break out, contact security immediately. Do not attempt to break it up by yourself.
Bringing Down “The House” to Get What You Deserve
No matter how safe or cautious you may be, accidents regrettably still occur. If you’ve been injured at work due to the negligence, incompetence, or disregard of your employer, you’re entitled to benefits. Contact us today for a free consultation and review of your case and we’ll fight to make sure you get what you’re owed.
When it comes to workers’ comp claims, The House definitely doesn’t always win—especially when you have an experienced law firm as your wildcard. Don’t gamble on getting the settlement you need—call us and get the peace of mind and justice you deserve.
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