Accident at Work (See Workers Compensation)

While you are at work, your employer has a legal duty to protect you and tell you about health and safety issues that affect you. When they fail to do so, innocent people can suffer devastating personal injuries. Those injured due to the negligence of an employer or business owner should contact our attorneys at Whitehead Law Group today.

Attorneys at Whitehead Law Group are experts at proving that your personal injury was caused as a consequence of the negligence of your employer or another person or company. With our help, we will assist you in assembling all the evidence and presenting it adequately.

Common Causes of Work Accidents:

  • Slip, trip or fall
  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment
  • Dangerous machinery at work
  • Noxious environment or toxic substances
  • Falling object
  • Failure to follow Health & Safety regulations
  • Negligence of co-workers
  • Insufficient or improper training
  • Assault at work
  • Car accidents while on the clock
  • Accident while operating a forklift or crane

Know Your Rights!!!

Did you know…

Employer are to:

  • Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.
  • Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable OSHA standards.
  • Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment.
  • Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards
  • Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements
  • Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements
  • Employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must develop and implement a written hazard communication program and train employees on the hazards they are exposed to and proper precautions (and a copy of safety data sheets must be readily available).
  • Provide medical examinations and training when required by OSHA standards
  • Post, at a prominent location within the workplace, the OSHA poster (or the state-plan equivalent) informing employees of their rights and responsibilities.

Who is at fault for your Workplace Accident?

Employers have a legal responsibility to report certain accidents and incidents, pay you sick pay and give you time off because of an accident at work should you need it.

Our goal is to ensure that clients receive suffice financial compensation for the cost of their injuries. This includes: Special Damages and General Damages which are measurable costs that can be itemized as such but NOT limited to:

Special Damages(Measurable costs):

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Earnings

General Damages (Less measurable costs):

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress

Some lawsuits need to be filed before an expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. Call or e-mail us here right away to ensure that you do not waive your rights to money damages or other benefits deserved to you.
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