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Hangovers and On the Job Accidents

Joanow Legal Group Oct. 3, 2019

Those who have drunk too much are probably well aware of how difficult it can be to deal with a hangover. However, it is important to be aware that the consequences of being hungover can extend beyond headaches and fatigue. In fact, hangovers can lead to more serious problems, such as a workplace accident. There are a lot of different reasons why being hungover can increase the chances of something going wrong on the job, which highlights why it is so essential for workers to avoid excessive drinking if they have to work the next day.

When someone is hungover, they may be less attentive with regard to their job duties and various safety hazards that may be present in the workplace. Working in high places or using dangerous machinery can be especially dangerous when someone is hungover. Furthermore, workers may cause accidents that involve other people on the job, and those who do not drink at all may also be injured due to a mishap that was caused by someone who was hungover. Of course, working while drunk can be extremely dangerous as well.

Many workers know how important it is to avoid working while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but some do not realize that hangovers from the night before can also bring up safety concerns. If you were involved in a workplace accident that happened because another worker was hungover, or for some other reason, you should take a look at the different legal options that you may have when it comes to recovering (such as workers’ compensation).