Were Your Employee Safety Rights Violated?
Workplace safety is absolutely critical, especially in manual labor occupations. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees job safety in all types of workplaces and investigates all deaths and serious accidents that cause injuries. Additionally, the federal Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) oversees the regulations mandated by the 1977 MSHA Act and the MINERS Act of 1969, which were both updated by Congress in 2006.
Whether you were injured in an industrial, commercial, construction, mining, oil and gas, electric, transportation or office accident, you may be entitled to recovery compensation in addition to workers’ compensation if OSHA or MSHA regulations were violated.
Your Employer Is Responsible For Maintaining A Safe Working Environment
Employers are required to keep workplaces free of serious safety hazards and follow all OSHA (and MSHA, as applicable) health and safety standards. If safety hazards or health threats are detected, employers are responsible for correcting the conditions or providing proper safety equipment according to OSHA and MSHA standards.
If you were injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits rarely cover all of your near- and long-term needs, and qualifying for recovery can be a very frustrating and burdensome process.
Putting Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, In Charge Of Securing Your Recovery
Our team is made up of extensively experienced investigators who regularly maximize our clients’ compensation for OSHA and MSHA violations. It is more important now than ever before that workers speak up about safety violations and protect each other. We dig for and find proof of employers’ direct knowledge of safety violations, but you must take quick action to get our team involved before precious evidence is lost or destroyed.
At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys handle all legal aspects of your case and advise you on obtaining the best available medical attention in West Virginia. We independently investigate your claim and take the time to understand the unique challenges that you face in recovery and on the job. We will guide you through the legal process, protect your rights and provide you with personalized attention all the way through.