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Unsafe Workplace

When people go to work they expect a few things. They expect to be able to perform the duties of their job, they expect to have the tools necessary for their position, and they expect to be safe while at work. In general, if a workplace is unsafe there are some courses of action workers can take to protect their rights.


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Endangering Workers

Virtually all workplaces are under the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Under OSHA, workplaces must follow rules and regulations in order to be considered safe workplaces. If a workplace is not OSHA compliant, then there are penalties on a governmental level and on an individual worker level.

OSHA Noncompliance

If a workplace does not comply with OSHA standards, then the workplace will be considered unsafe. The noncompliance could range from a blocked fire exit, to inadequate construction of railings, to lacking an up-to-date fire extinguisher. When OSHA inspectors receive reports of noncompliance or have reason to believe that a workplace is noncompliant, they will come to examine the facility and if the facility is found to be noncompliant OSHA can levy fines or even ask a court to temporarily shut down the unsafe facility.

Unsafe Workplace Lawsuits

In addition to OSHA-levied consequences, there are some steps that injured workers can take. If an employee is injured due to an unsafe workplace, they may be able to file a lawsuit against the attorney. Since the workplace is not OSHA-compliant, it can be argued that the workplace was negligent in its actions and led to the injury of a worker. If successful, the worker’s lawsuit can be used to acquire compensation for lost wages, physical or mental damages, and medical costs.

Protecting Employment Rights

If you have suffered an injury because of an unsafe workplace and want to seek justice, you will need the help of an experienced employment law attorney. A private defense attorney is able to focus completely on your case and devote far more attention to your case than a public defender would be able to.

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Unsafe Workplace Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an unsafe workplace?

An unsafe workplace is any job site that is not in compliance with the rules and regulations outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Any workplace can be found to be unsafe if it does not meet OSHA safety standards. OSHA requires everything from balcony railings to unblocked fire exits in all circumstances.

2. Can I sue for unsafe workplace?

If a worker is injured on the job because of a violation of OSHA regulations, they may be able to sue. For example, if a construction worker is working on a jobsite but is not provided protective equipment by their employer and subsequently suffer an injury, the workplace may be found guilty of negligence for failing to maintain an OSHA compliant workspace.

3. How to report an unsafe workplace?

If a workplace is not OSHA compliant, workers can submit a claim. OSHA will then investigate that report when it is able to and, if the workplace is found to be in noncompliance with OSHA regulations, the company will be fined and forced to correct their outstanding issues.

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