Workplace Injuries

Workers have the right to work in a safe place-- especially since most people spend a large percentage of life in the workplace. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that employees are free from dangerous conditions or hazards, yet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that nearly 13 people die on the job every day in the U.S., with millions of others who sustain workplace injuries and emotional distress.

 

Workplace injuries are caused by a wide spectrum of factors, from machine accidents to defective vehicles and dangerous products. When you are involved in an accident at work due to faulty equipment, machinery or products, hiring an attorney who specializes in product liability can help you understand your rights.

 

Common workplace injuries may involve:

 

  • Electrocution
  • Falls
  • Being Struck By and Object
  • Caught In or Between an Object or Machine
  • Loose Scaffolding

 

If an employer was aware of the dangerous circumstances involving dangerous conditions or hazards in the workplace but knowingly did not act to prevent and accident from causing a workplace injury, the injured party may have a claim against his or her employer in addition to Worker’s Compensation.  The attorneys at the Gilliam Firm, PLLC can help you understand your rights while seeking the justice and recovery you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered from a workplace injury or if a loved one has died in an accident at work, contact us for a free consultation on your case.

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