Working as a landscaper is a rewarding job. In the modern American economy, it is one of the few remaining jobs where you can take a picture of your work at the end of the day.
But gardening and landscaping professionals also face one of the most dangerous workplaces, the outdoors. As you do your job, you may realize that you’re often put in a difficult spot in regard to your health and well-being.
Landscapers must protect against a variety of potential accidents and injuries, including the following:
If you’re part of an accident or suffer any type of injury, stop what you’re doing to assess the situation. This typically means making note of your injury and calling for help. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to seek immediate medical attention.
Once your doctor diagnoses your injury and explains your prognosis, you’ll know what to do next. They may suggest that you take time away from work, as your body needs to recover.
If your injury will keep you away from the job site in the future, file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You can receive payments until you’re able to return to work and once again earn your full income.