When the rules are not followed on or near an industrial work site, people get hurt. At Goldberg & Rosen, we fight to protect workers and contractors against the country’s largest and most powerful corporations, ensuring injured workers are fully and fairly compensated for their damages.
Why industrial work accidents happen
Falling objects, exposure to toxic fumes, improperly maintained machinery and dangerously slick floors comprise just a few of the many reasons industrial and work-related accidents lead to serious employee injuries. Though the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) forced employers to improve their working conditions or face steep fines, many factories, refineries, foundries and other industrial environments continue to operate with a blatant disregard for the rules outlining this important act.
Non-union companies especially may take advantage of employers who are afraid to speak up about dangerous working conditions for fear of losing their jobs. Because they don’t want to spend the extra money to replace hazardous, outdated machines, perform various repairs or inform employees of the dangers regarding certain chemicals, these companies put employees at a high risk for debilitating injuries such as head trauma, chemical burns, respiratory distress, spine and neck fractures and accidents associated with construction site risks.
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Do you need an attorney for your industrial accident claim?
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to an industrial accident, you may have a valid claim to sue the employer for violating OSHA rules. While some less complicated lawsuits involving small claims courts can be handled without an attorney, employees suffering a serious workplace injury due to unsafe conditions will need the services of a talented legal team vastly experienced in handling cases involving industrial work accidents.
The majority of companies who realize a bad accident occurred due to their negligence will aggressively strive to place blame on the employee to avoid paying large damage amounts. In fact, medium- to large-sized businesses always have savvy attorneys standing by to handle cases such as these. As such, you’ll need an advisor who possesses a high level of specialized expertise and knowledge regarding industrial work accidents, and can make sure your rights are protected.
What you need to know about worker’s compensation
Worker’s compensation is insurance designed to provide funds to employees who are injured while on the job. It is also meant to prevent lawsuits, since employees who elect to take their worker’s compensation benefits are prohibited from suing their employers.
Before you agree to receive your worker’s compensation payments, we strongly encourage you to consult with a Goldberg & Rosen attorney who can make sure those payments are enough to cover your ensuing medical costs. If the injury was serious and due to noncompliance of one or more OSHA laws, it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit to recover future lost wages, as well as additional medical bills.