According to the most recent statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 100 workers die each week due to workplace hazards.
The chief dangers for construction and industrial workers include what the OSHA has dubbed “the fatal four”:
You have likely witnessed at least one serious injury or accident if you have been working in a construction or industrial setting for any amount of time. Many people who work in such environments assume that getting hurt once in a while is just part of the job, but this is patently false.
Employers and supervisors are responsible for providing a safe work environment. When they fail to do so, employees can get hurt. While nothing can prevent individual employees from behaving irresponsibly and putting themselves in harm’s way, employers have a legal obligation to adhere to basic safety standards by doing the following:
In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for negligence, and the workers’ compensation system is your best bet for receiving injury-related payment and financial support. However, many cases of industrial and construction accidents involve the negligence of third parties and other companies. If you are injured because of the negligence of a third-party company who is not your employer, or if a loved one was killed due to the negligence of a third-party company, you may be able to take legal action and file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation for your injury-related losses.
At Casper Meadows Schwartz & Cook, we stick up for the rights of workers injured in industrial accidents. If harmed due to the negligence of a third party, you may need to take legal action in order to correct this or make things right following an injury or wrongful death. Our Walnut Creek personal injury lawyers handle cases of industrial accidents, construction accidents, and other workplace injuries and deaths stemming from third-party carelessness, and we are prepared to begin serving you immediately.
Call (925) 275-5592 immediately to speak to a member of our team or send us an email to get started.