OSHA Violations & Workplace Injuries
Some work environments are more dangerous than others. Factories, industrial facilities, and construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the nation. To protect workers from preventable injuries and fatalities, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) upholds a strict standard of safety for employers.
Some workplaces aren't up to OSHA standards, which poses a serious threat to workers' safety. According to research, hundreds of employees suffer serious, on-the-job injuries every year. If you suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one in an avoidable workplace accident, you can fight for financial compensation to cover you medical expenses and more.
Contact The Daspit Law Firm today to learn about your legal options through a workplace accident claim or lawsuit.
Common Types of OSHA Violations
According to OSHA, the most common workplace safety violations include:
- Fall Protection (Construction Sites)
- Scaffolding (Construction Sites)
- Respiratory Protection
- Electrical Wiring & Systems Design
- Machine Guarding
- Powered Industrial Trucks
These violations can easily lead to severe injuries. An unsafe ladder, for example, creates the risk of a dangerous fall. Scaffolding and fall protection violations can also lead to serious accidents. Common injuries associated with these violations include back injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, electrocution injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more.
Why You Need a Workplace Injury Attorney
After an accident, you may feel overwhelmed by the cost of your medical bills, hospitalization fees, and missed wages. With a Houston workplace injury lawyer on your side, you stand the best chance of recovering full and fair compensation for your damages. When you work with us, we can:
- Investigate the accident
- Collect evidence of OSHA violations
- Seek the cause of your accident
Using this information, our firm can create a detailed strategy to get the compensation that you need and deserve. With significant experience in legal defense, our lawyers know how the other side thinks. Let us put this knowledge to work for your case!
Call now and schedule your initial consultation, or fill out our free case evaluation form to request more information from a lawyer.