Good employees work hard day in and day out to exceed an employer’s expectations so that an extraordinary work ethic can translate into extraordinary results. In turn, employees expect their work environments to be free of hazards that may inflict harm upon them while on the job. However, it is an unfortunate reality that some workplaces suffer from an employer exercising negligent maintenance or committing unacceptable behavior that directly violates Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards and regulations.
Worker’s Compensation Claims
Every state has its own laws regarding worker’s compensation, as well as its own definition of what constitutes a violation on the part of employers and claimants. Rates for workers compensation insurance can also vary significantly state by state. With nearly 25% of all workers compensation claims estimated to be fraudulent, the cost of violations drives up prices for all insurance policies.
OSHA Safety Violations
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes workers suffer twice from an employer’s compliance failures and OSHA safety violations. They suffer an injury at a job site and then, when they report the violation, they are fired. Whether you reported the violation before or after you were injured, blowing the whistle on safety violations is an activity that is protected by law. Your employer cannot legally fire you for reporting an OSHA safety violation.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be unable to work for a long time. You may have serious injuries requiring long-term medical care. You want a lawyer who can successfully protect your rights in these circumstances.
Do I have a Worker’s Comp Violation Lawsuit?
The Workplace & Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in worker’s comp claim dispute lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Worker’s Comp Violation Case Evaluation: If you suspect that workers compensation violations are keeping you and your loved ones from receiving the benefits to which you are entitled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.