Failure to Provide Safety for Employees in the Workplace
Insight from New York City Workers’ Comp Attorneys
While certain jobs are more inherently dangerous than others, employers are always required to make a workplace as safe as possible. When employers fail to do so, it can result in an increased risk of serious injury and illness for workers. David Perecman, leading attorney at our firm, is on the forefront of fighting for construction and other industry work-site safety. As a New York City workers’ compensation lawyer, he has more than 40+ years of successful experience in the field.
Enforcing OSHA Guidelines
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set out guidelines for employers to follow in regards to workplace safety. These guidelines and regulations are designed to reduce the risk of injury, illness, or death for employees.
For example, OSHA requires all employers to:
- Maintain a hazard-free workplace
- Fix or remedy any hazards they should know about
- Provide tools and machinery that are in safe working condition
- Follow certain record-keeping requirements
- Adhere to posting requirements to ensure workers know their rights
Common examples of hazards can include anything from dangerous chemicals or materials to broken or damaged equipment. If employers fail to stay on top of these issues, they could be in violation of certain OSHA guidelines. While workers’ compensation cases do not require any act of negligence in order for an employee to recover benefits, it is important to understand your rights, how to identify lack of safety in the workplace, and how to respond if an accident does occur. Above all else, remember that your employer has a duty to keep you safe, whether in the office or at the demolition site.
Injured Due to a Safety Violation? Call Our Firm.
Were you injured due to your employer’s failure to follow OSHA and workplace safety guidelines? From a lack of proper training and safety gear to a leak of dangerous chemicals, any violation should be taken seriously. Turn to The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. when you need help pursuing a workers’ compensation claim that will help you recover from your injuries. If a third-party was involved in causing your injuries, you may also be able to bring forward a personal injury claim. That is why you need to reach out to our skilled New York City workers’ compensation attorneys today.
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