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Business Travel Safety Tips

| Jan 22, 2019 | Workers' Comp, Workplace Injuries |

If you have to travel a lot for business, it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to ensure you arrive at your destination safely. No matter if you are flying or driving, travelers face a wide range of safety risks. From getting sick to suffering an injury in a car accident, traveling for business can result in major medical compilations. Before you go on your next business trip, you should take the time to make sure you are prepared to deal with any injuries that might arise. In this blog, we explain some helpful tips you can use to prevent serious injuries when you travel for business.

Plan Ahead for Your Trip

Not only is traveling without a plan stressful, but it can also increase your risk of being in a travel-related accident. This is why it is important to know where you need to go when you arrive at your destination. Many travel accidents occur because people are rushing around at the last minute. If you will be traveling for business, you should pre-book your travel arrangements and make an itinerary for the places you will be visiting during your trip. Things to plan for ahead of time include:

  • Hiring a car service
  • Reserving a rental car
  • Booking hotel rooms

Another part of planning ahead is efficiently packing your luggage. Carrying a bag that has been over-packed can lead to serious injuries in your neck, back, and shoulders.

Stay Active

When you have to spend long days traveling for business, it can have a devastating impact on your overall health. Business travelers are particularly susceptible to the following things:

  • Dehydration
  • Poor circulation
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain

If you have to take prescription medicines, you should ask your doctor about how traveling might affect the effectiveness and potency of the medication. To avoid physical deprivation, you should pack extra water bottles or nutritional supplements. When you are at your hotel or the airport, you should walk around and try to stay physically active.

Avoid Contact with Other Passengers

Because of the confined space of an airplane, germs are spread throughout the cabin during the course of your flight. You should try to build up your immune system before you travel and avoid contact with other passengers.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in San Jose

If you are traveling for business and suffer a serious injury, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, our team of skilled lawyers is here to assist clients throughout San Jose with their workers’ compensation claims, and we have the experience that you need to pursue the compensation that you deserve. Let us take a look at your case today.

Call (408) 709-7317 to request a free consultation with our law firm.