The Occupational and Safety Health Administration, or OSHA, has control over workplace practices in a number of fields. Their concern is ensuring the safety of employees and protecting them from injury. OSHA regulations are especially important on job sites where severe injuries can occur such as a construction site.
In 2010, OSHA discovered almost 100,000 code violations across the county, almost three-quarters of which were deemed serious. Many of these violations occurred on construction sites. An employer who is found to have violated OSHA protocols is subject to a heavy fine, work stoppage, and increased liability to injured workers. These violations are usually attributed to employers or employees attempting to save time or money by taking short cuts.
OSHA regulations require occupational training in:
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If you have been hurt because your employer violated an OSHA mandate or regulation, you are due more than just workers' compensation. The Stamford workers' comp lawyers at The Rotatori Law Firm can work with you to begin an OSHA investigation. You may be able to gain additional compensation in the form of violation of specific safety requirement (VSSR) or an intentional tort claim.
If an OSHA violation directly led to an injury you have sustained, you need a personal injury attorney who can stand up for your rights and your family's finances. If a serious injury such as head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, or electrocution has occurred due to an OSHA violation, don't simply settle for workers' compensation. In addition to recovering for injuries and lost wages, you may be able to file a negligence claim.
Call The Rotatori Law Firm and schedule an appointment to speak with our lead attorney, Peter Rotatori III today and don't suffer alone.