Workplace Accidents


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Labor laws make property owners, contractors and subcontractors responsible for providing a reasonably safe environment for workers. When a failure to safeguard workers results in a serious accident, catastrophic injury or wrongful death, they will be held liable for their actions. Many people think that workplace accidents only happen to people that work in hazardous jobs such as construction or jobs that expose the employee to constant dangers like motor vehicle drivers or healthcare workers. The reality of the situation is that work injuries are possible in any work environment. When supervisors and workers are given inadequate training, when fatigue and occupational hazards interfere with safety, when industrial tools are dangerous or defective, serious industrial accidents can result. Such accidents include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Faulty ladders and defective scaffolding
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Floor and ceiling collapse
  • Forklift, crane, and other heavy machinery accidents
  • Falling objects such as contruction debris or equipment

Under the workers compensation system, employers agree to pay medical expenses and lost wages for an employees job-related injury or illness even if the employee is at fault for his or her injuries. In exchange, the employee agrees not to sue his or her employer in court for damages. While workers compensation insurance may be provided by most employers, employees often encounter significant delays and administrative hurdles as they attempt to collect benefits. Some employees fail to even pursue their claims out of frustration. Receive the benefits and wages you are entitled to. If you or someone you know has suffered a work related accident please call construction attorneys at Malone, Tauber & Sohn P.C.

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