Hold Negligent Employers Responsible with the Help of a Workplace Accident Attorney
Countless accidents happen every year in the workplace, resulting in costly injuries or even death. These accidents are often due to the negligence of the employer or management. A workplace accident attorney at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy offers a free consultation to help you understand your rights and legal options to recover damages. If you or a loved one was injured while working at a Lafayette, LA, business, contact our law office today to review your case with one of our attorneys.
What are They?
Workplace accidents are any accidents that occur on the job and result in physical or mental injuries. These type of incidents may include slip and fall accidents, malfunctioning equipment, fires, and more. They can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as:
In addition to the physical injuries sustained, victims of workplace accidents may also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders.
Where Do They Happen?
Workplace accidents can happen place of business; however, they are far more common in industries like construction and manufacturing. Heavy machinery and equipment such as forklifts and scaffolding are in use constantly in those industries. When the proper safety measures are not taken, injuries can occur.
Who is Liable?
The employer or manager may be held liable for workplace accidents that result in serious injuries. Employers must closely adhere to safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Those that fail to do so assume liability for accidents and injuries.
Your Employer’s Responsibilities
Your employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment. According to OSHA’s regulations, this may include providing proper safety gear and equipment, adequate training and instructions, and maintenance of all equipment. If your employer or manager fails to comply in any way with these regulations, he or she could be considered negligent and must compensate you for any injuries suffered.
Taking Action Against a Negligent Employer
Workplace injuries are complex. It is possible that multiple parties could be found liable for your injuries, so you need a team of attorneys on your side. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy can help you determine which parties are liable and hold them responsible. While you may have a workers’ compensation claim, but in some cases, it is more beneficial to file a personal injury claim instead.
Employers must closely adhere to safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Those that fail to do so assume liability for accidents and injuries.
Our attorneys can help you navigate these legal options. We can help you determine which route can ensure maximum compensation for your damages. Regardless of how you choose to proceed, we can handle all insurance negotiations and other matters throughout the process, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we fight to secure the compensation you deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Workplace Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call our office at (337) 232-1934 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation. One of our attorneys can meet with you personally to review your case and provide you with legal advice.