The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors and enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This act ensures that employees can earn a wage without dangerous risk to their health or safety.
Unfortunately, not all employers follow the OSHA regulations. Despite receiving violations, they may do nothing to rectify the situation. The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover the compensation that you deserve after suffering a work-related injury. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
Florida’s Workplace Requirements
All Florida workers should have a workplace that is free from dangerous risks or hazards. Fortunately, there are regulations set to enforce this.
OSHA sets workplace standards regarding things like toxic substances, mechanical use procedures, maintenance requirements, and workplace conditions. These regulations apply to many industries including, but not limited to, construction, agriculture, and maritime.
Common OSHA Citations
When an employee suffers injuries or the employer fails an audit, OSHA will issue a citation. This violation is meant to encourage the employer to make necessary changes to improve safety. If they fail to make those changes, this could result in more fines and even criminal consequences.
These are a few of the most common citations that employers receive from OSHA:
- Lack of fall protection
- Hazardous conditions
- Lack of safety regarding scaffolding
- Respiratory protection
- Control of hazardous energy
In addition to correcting any known hazards in the workplace, the employer is also expected to notify OSHA of any workplace injuries. Failing to do so can land them in even more trouble.
When an employer fails to monitor and correct these workplace hazards, the employees are the ones that suffer. They may have broken bones, head and neck injuries, respiratory conditions, and even death. The OSHA lawyers at Anidjar & Levine are familiar with OSHA’s regulations and can help you find the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
File Within Florida’s Statute Of Limitations
It is crucial that we take legal action within Florida’s statute of limitations. Seeking compensation through a workers’ compensation claim requires that we notify the employer within 30 days and file within two years from the date of the accident.
If a third-party claim makes sense for your case, then we must file within four years from the date of the accident.
How Our Lawyers Will Help With Your OSHA Case
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understand the overwhelming situation you are currently handling. Not only are you facing extensive medical bills but the gap in employment can make it even more stressful. Let our legal team help you recover the funds that can make this situation easier to deal with.
We will never expect payment from you unless we are also able to collect compensation on your behalf. It is important that we get to know you and the details of your case. Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule your free consultation.
A workplace injury can put you in a difficult financial situation. It is important that we consider how the workplace injury has changed your life. We will include the following costs when calculating your overall damages:
- Medical costs (both current and anticipated)
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Funeral expenses
- Lost work benefits
Additionally, a workplace injury can leave you with a great amount of pain and suffering. Although it is more difficult to place a number on this non-economic cost, it is an important cost to consider. It is only right that the negligent employer covers these expenses.
If you lost a loved one in a wrongful death due to a hazardous workplace, you and your family may be eligible to collect compensation on their behalf. The surviving family members may be eligible for loss of support and companionship and the loss of financial income.
Civil and Criminal Charges
Depending on the details of the accident, it is possible that the employer will also face civil or criminal charges. These charges are usually for more severe cases such as when the employer attempts to cover up or falsely create documents.
Investigate Your Case
The cause of a workplace injury is not always apparent. The employee may not have access to information about whether or not the employer has already received OSHA violations. Additionally, the employee does not know if the employer has notified OSHA of the injury.
It is vital that we provide proper notice while also investigating and building your case. Once we determine that the employer was negligent in their responsibilities, our legal team will begin collecting essential documents. We will build your case with the following information:
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Police report
- Expert witness statement
- Accident report
- OSHA documents
- Employer records
- Repair and maintenance reports
Dealing with a workplace injury is already stressful enough. You should not have to also deal with the other legal team, insurance companies, or OSHA. We will manage all communications on your behalf. You can rest easy and trust us to build your case while you focus on your recovery.
Protect Your Rights While You Recover
Some employees may question whether or not they should file an OSHA complaint out of the fear of losing their job. Employers cannot fire you for reporting an OSHA complaint. We will help you protect your rights, ensuring that you have enough time away from work to heal fully.
Protect Your Employee Rights Today
Your workplace should be safe and free of any hazards. So when you suffer an injury on the job, you also expect that the employer will cover the damages.
Our legal team has helped many Florida employees protect their rights by reporting unsafe work conditions and collecting the compensation that they deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.