Workplace accidents are far too common. Unions and civic organizations have worked hard for years to require that employers provide employees with a safe place to work. Numerous laws have been enacted to protect workers, and federal and state agencies have been established to administer those laws. However, injuries at work and construction sites still occur much too often.
Most of us work for a living. We have a right to a safe place to work. We should not be injured while providing for our family.
This area of the law is complicated by the presence of worker’s compensation insurance that can defeat an injured employee’s claim against the employer for negligence under certain conditions. Also, a series of California cases have eroded historic protections provided to injured employees. Although Cal OSHA and federal OSHA work to keep workplaces safe, the task is enormous and serious and catastrophic injuries still happen.
Workers deserve a safe place to work, and their safety should not be compromised so that an employer can make more money.
The facts surrounding a work place or construction site injury should be fully explored to determine the injured person’s right to seek compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a workplace or construction incident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us now at the Carson Law Firm for a free consultation.