New York “Failure to Provide Safety” Work Injuries
Attorney for the Violation of Workplace Safety Laws in New York
The experienced New York workers’ compensation attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can help you with your New York work related injuries. Every employer has a responsibility to maintain a safe work environment for their employees and to provide all necessary safety equipment and training. If your employer did not provide a safe environment for you to work in, they have violated work safety law and have put you at risk. If you were injured because your company allowed for a hazardous work environment, you may be entitled to a workman’s comp settlement for your injuries and lost wages.
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When is an employer liable?
There are many different hazards that employees face on a daily basis. OSHA has specific guidelines for every type of employment. One of the major categories for the guidelines for a safe workplace is controlling physical and mechanical hazards. Physical hazards include surfaces that cause a slip and fall or trip and fall hazard, fall hazards, and other qualities of the physical work environment that could pose a danger to the employees.
Mechanical safety procedures vary greatly depending on the type of machinery used and the nature of the work. Construction workers, factory workers, builders, and agriculture workers are examples of types of professions that work extensively with machinery, but most jobs require interaction with at least some type of mechanical device. Depending on the machine and its function, there may be requirements for its inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and power supply, as well as machine guarding regulations.
Another major hazard that is regulated is exposure to dangerous biological and chemical material. These hazardous materials could include anything from blood and body fluids to nuclear waste to asbestos. Biological and chemical agents can cause serious illness and death to the workers who are exposed to them. Because of these dangers, there are very specific safety regulations about the handling, transport, removal, and processing of these types of materials. If you were exposed to a biological or chemical material that caused an illness or injury, you should speak with a NY workers’ compensation lawyer at Belushin Law Firm about your legal rights.
Let Us Help You Stand up to Negligence
Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their workers are employed in a safe working environment. A safe working environment is one that does not expose workers to dangerous mechanical and physical hazards, chemical and biological material, or other harmful conditions such as excessive noise, excessive heat, or excessive stress. The failure to provide a safe place to work amounts to negligence by an employer, and they should be held responsible for any illness or injury that comes as a result of the workplace accident.
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