Millions of Americans get injured at work every single year. And yet, not all of…
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is responsible for developing regulations and procedures intended to protect workers from injury. Generally, the regulations introduced by OSHA will be very specific, and applicable to one clearly defined group of employees. For example, Cal/OSHA has recently announced that health and safety standards to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries will come into effect from July 1, 2018. Other regulations are designed to protect those working in specific areas of agriculture, construction, factory work, and more. Each of the OSHA regulations will clearly specify which group they are intended to protect, and what obligations their employers must comply with.
However, despite the explicit legal obligations laid out by each area of OSHA legislation, employees across California continue to sustain workplace injuries due to violations.
As mentioned earlier, each of the OSHA regulations caters to a specific group of workers, however, there are some general rights afforded across the board. These include:
Despite these rights, far too many workers in Los Angeles and beyond are regularly injured due to workplace OSHA violations. If you believe you have sustained an injury that could have been prevented if OSHA regulations were properly adhered to, a Los Angeles workers compensation attorney may be able to help.
If you have been injured at work, you should be able to recover worker’s compensation, whether an OSHA violation occurred or not. As a worker’s compensation claim can be a very complex matter, it is strongly recommended that begin the process as soon as possible, enlisting legal representation from a Los Angeles worker’s compensation attorney should your employer, or their insurance company, incorrectly reject your claim.
When a Los Angeles workers compensation attorney takes on your case, we will work tirelessly to secure the benefits you are entitled to, which can include:
While you are not obliged to instruct a worker’s compensation attorney to act on your behalf, the complexity of California worker’s compensation law means it is wise to do so.