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Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Law, Personal Injury Law, Workers' Comp | 2 comments

Unsafe Work Environment

No matter what his or her occupation, every worker deserves the right to feel safe at the workplace. Unfortunately, countless numbers of work-related accidents and injuries occur because of unsafe work environments. A workplace may be deemed unsafe through a broad range of qualifications, but in any case, if a worker suffers injury at the workplace because the workplace is dangerous, that worker may be facing serious medical bills and recovery costs. Fortunately, these costs may be covered through workers’ compensation, taking the financial burden off the injured workers shoulders. In many cases of work-related injury, injured workers can obtain workers’ compensation that can help fully cover any expenses that they incur as a result of their injury or accident.

How a Workplace May be Unsafe

Depending on the environment and profession, varying workplaces present different dangers to employees. Regardless of the place of work however, an employer is obligated to do everything possible to maintain a safe work environment for their employees or there will most likely be a personal injury claim against them. They may fail in this and cause injuries in the following ways:

  • - Malfunctioning equipment
  • - Toxic substance exposure
  • - Falling accidents
  • - Unsafe structural units
  • - Employer negligence
  • - High risk of  explosion

In these situations, injured workers might actually qualify for workers’ compensation, which usually takes the form of regular paychecks, offering financial stability in a troubled time. This regularity can be not only a financial comfort, but an emotional one as well, as it can allow a person to rest assured that they and their loved ones are taken care of, even if they cannot return to work.

If you have suffered an injury on the job because his or her workplace was unsafe in any way, you may be qualified for workers’ compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options.

2 Comments

  1. Although I don’t work in an environment that I view as super dangerous, I have some friends and family who do. If they are ever injured, I’m going to make sure to reference this article to help them know what to do.

  2. Unsafe work environments are a sad fact for many Americans. These are one of the primary causes of Social Security disability claims.

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