Unsafe Workplace Lawyer
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (1970), employers are required to provide all of their employees with a safe working environment, free of known dangers. Infringements of this federal act might include failure to post Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announcements in prominent places; failure to properly maintain tools or equipment; failure to maintain safety measures such as alarms, fire escapes and warning posters; lack of proper safety inspections of the workplace and equipment; and poorly maintained records of on-the-job accidents and injuries. Furthermore, employers have a duty to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for everyone who crosses their doors. OSHA, along with other state and federal laws and agencies, regulate the manner in which employers maintain their premises and educate their employees about health and safety risks. If you have been injured in a workplace accident as the result of an unsafe environment, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Rad Law Firm has offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Brownsville, TX and we are available to talk for free today about your case.
Common Conditions That Contribute to an Unsafe Work Environment
Being injured in a workplace accident can be devastating and life-changing, to say the least. Whether you become permanently disabled and are unable to work long-term or sustain injuries that keep you out of work – and receiving wages – for a period of time, it can be difficult to make ends meet. If you have been injured because of an OSHA violation, you may be entitled to compensation beyond workers’ comp. Some of the most common conditions that can contribute to an unsafe workplace environment include the following:
- Not wearing proper safety gear
- Removing or ignoring safety warnings
- Removing safety guards, switches, or levels
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to properly maintain machinery and equipment
- Failure to mark slippery surfaces
- Failure to adequately warn workers of health and safety hazards
Ignoring safety procedures, laws, and regulations could lead to serious injury, or worse. If you have been injured in a workplace accident due to unsafe conditions that were the result of someone else’s negligence, contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm today.
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There are OSHA standards set for many types of work environments like agriculture, construction, and manufacturing. Employers must follow these standards and keep the workplace free of serious recognized hazards. Workers have the right to complain to OSHA about safety issues at their workplace. Under OSHA, the worker even has the right to refuse to work in a situation where they would be exposed to a hazard. But what happens if the worker complains to management and loses his job, or is demoted? What about the worker who doesn’t complain and is injured or even killed on the job? And what are the rights of a worker who complains and suddenly is no longer up for promotion or salary raises?
If you have experienced any of the above in your workplace, please call us at Rad Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys are available to ascertain exactly what the situation was in your workplace, what records were kept (or should have been kept) regarding injuries and dangerous situations, and what the employer knew about the danger and when the employer knew about it. This is a complicated situation and we are here to help you and your co-workers.
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