The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental department designed to ensure the safety of workers. OSHA has set standards of safety that companies may be required to adhere to. While OSHA may conduct random security checks, you can contact OSHA if you feel the safety standards where you work are not being maintained.
Have you or someone you know been injured as a result of an OSHA violation? Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve when injured due to an OSHA violation. Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in your area for help.
Types of injuries that may result from OSHA violations:
OSHA was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a means of providing workplace safety standards, as well as a means of enforcing those standards. The purpose of OSHA is to encourage employers to reduce potential hazards on the worksite. They also require employers to maintain certain standards and to keep a detailed record of all work-related accidents or injuries. The record of injuries is needed if there is a workers’ compensation claim filed from an employee. It is also needed during OSHA inspections, so inspectors can see if there are any trends in the injuries occurring.
OSHA has the right to inspect worksites if there is believed to be an imminent danger to the employees, after there has been a catastrophic or fatal accident, if there are employee complaints, if there is a scheduled inspection, or a follow-up inspection related to a previous violation. If an employee is injured as a result of an OSHA violation, the employer may be liable for the injuries and subject to repercussions from OSHA.
Do you know someone who has been injured as a result of an OSHA violation? Our workers’ compensation attorneys can make sure they get the compensation they deserve. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney in your area to get started.