There are laws put in place by the state legislatures and the state Industrial Commission that require employers to follow various rules that are related to safety in the workplace. If an employer does not follow a rule that has been put in place to safeguard the lives, health, or safety of employees, and an employee then gets injured as a result, a claim called a violation of a specific safety rule can be filed.
Violate of a Specific Safety Rule
This is essentially a claim that punishes both the employer and compensates the employee. Awards given vary based on the severity of the injury and the extent to which the employer violated the defined safety requirements.
Our Ohio work injury lawyers help clients to file such claims with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, which oversees workplace safety issues.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration conducts an investigation and cites the company if they find violations. The report by the administration can be used to substantiate a claim on behalf of the injured employee alleging the violation of a specific safety requirement.
One example of a situation where this sort of award might be warranted would be if an employee was injured while working at a certain height without proper scaffolding or safety harnesses. If employers require an employee to work at a certain height without providing the proper safety equipment and an employee is injured, a violation of a specific safety rule claim can be filed.
Ohio Work Injury Attorney
If you have been injured while at work due to your employers failure to provide the proper safety equipment or not living up to other safety requirements, you need a work injury attorney to represent you.
The work injury lawyers at our office have helped several work injury victims who have been injured due to safety violations. We strive to ensure that our clients receive the compensation that they deserve for injuries sustained on the job, due to the employers fault. Some employers do not protect their employers the way that they should, or live up to the basic safety standards that they should. Our team of attorneys helps work injury victims receive justice for the situations that they were put in that ended up causing them life-changing injuries.
If you have been involved in a work accident that was caused by improper safety equipment or your employer failed to live up to defined safety standards, call our office at 800.637.8170. By calling our lawyers, you can ask any questions that you may have regarding your accident, work accidents in general, and you can even receive a free case evaluation over the phone.
If you would also like more information to help guide you through the work injury claims process, request The Ohio Work Injury Book when you call into our office, or order a copy directly from our website.