Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace for their employees. At the Law Firm of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC our experienced workers’ comp attorneys can help you understand the nuances of your reasonable expectation of workplace safety and help you get the medical care and maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Workers have a legal right to a safe workplace free of dangerous conditions, toxic substances and other potential safety hazards. When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you are typically prohibited from bringing a personal injury claim against your employer. However, if your employer has not provided a safe premises, adequate employee training, sufficient protective gear or hasn’t taken the necessary measures required to create a sufficient standard of workplace safety they may be liable for your damages. Regular maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery are also vital to minimize the risk of employees being injured.
Your Responsibilities As A Worker
Although an employer or a manufacturer of a defective product can be liable for your injuries in particular situations, as an employee you have certain responsibilities to keep yourself and others safe at work. It is vital to report any unsafe conditions, broken or damaged equipment, spills and other potential hazards to a supervisor right away. Horsing around, acting irresponsibly or recklessly and failing to do your job properly can all lead to serious workplace injuries. Making sure you are informed about proper use of equipment, how to carry out your duties, and procedures in the event of an accident all contribute to better workplace safety practices.
How A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help
Workers’ compensation provides medical benefits and a portion of lost wages for the time you spend recovering from your injuries, but if you’ve been severely injured or permanently disabled you may not be able to return to work. If you suspect that your injury was caused by faulty equipment, inadequate training, improper workplace safety practices or unsafe conditions, seeking the counsel of an experienced attorney who can determine where fault for your injuries is essential to ensure your rights and interests are protected.
Unfortunately, both workers’ comp and liability insurance companies frequently offer inadequate compensation or deny claims altogether. A workplace injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of workers’ compensation, employment law and civil law will ensure that all paperwork is filed in a proper and timely manner, thoroughly investigate the incident that caused your injuries and make a case to protect your rights, health and financial future.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one on the job, we can help you understand how the reasonable expectation of workplace safety applies in your case. Our skilled workers’ compensation lawyers at The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 732-936-9901 to schedule a free consultation today.