Santa Ana Unsafe Work Conditions Attorney
With the current economic landscape, many employers are pushing workers to work faster, harder and under grueling conditions. Many employers can and do go so far as to cut corners in safety to benefit the bottom line. The inevitable consequence of such measures is a rise in the likelihood of injury.
Legally speaking, every employer in California is required to provide a safe and healthy place of work for all employees. California law also forces employers to prohibit employees from
- Entering into unsafe workplaces related to their employment
- Engaging in any employment-related actions that are harmful and unsafe
If you or someone close has been injured due to unsafe work conditions, you may be entitled to substantial benefits under workers’ compensation. Securing these benefits is frequently complex. This is particularly true with accidents caused by an unsafe workplace. As such, a skilled lawyer is almost always an ideal asset.
Bakersfield Unsafe Factory Accident Attorneys
As one of the most experienced workers’ compensation firms in California, we are prepared for any workers’ comp case involving unsafe work conditions. We have helped clients obtain benefits from injuries resulting from:
- Improperly constructed scaffolding
- Accidents involving cranes, machinery and motor vehicles
- Elevator accidents
- Gas explosions or burns caused by fire or chemicals
- Exposure to asbestos, lead or toxic chemicals
- Faulty or improperly maintained equipment
- Roof cave-ins
- Falling debris
- Improper lighting
- Improper ventilation
- Lack of warning signs
- Improper training
- Lack of guards or railings
It is important to note that if an injury is a result of a known unsafe condition, there may be additional compensation available in a serious or willful misconduct claim. These types of claims add a further level of complexity to workers’ compensation. Because each one of our attorneys has been involved in these types of claims for more than 20 years, there is no case for which we are not prepared.