Failure To Warn

Injuries Due To Failure To Warn

It is an employer's responsibility to warn employees of hazards in the workplace and to take all reasonable steps to protect employees from injury. Specifically, as excerpted below in the words of the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers should:

  • Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment
  • Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards
  • Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements
  • Report to the nearest OSHA office within eight hours any fatal accident or one that results in the hospitalization of three or more employees
  • Keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses. (Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from this requirement.)
  • Provide employees, former employees and their representatives access to the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Were your Kentucky workplace injuries due to failure to warn? Did an employer's lack of compliance with safety regulations concerning warnings to employees contribute directly to your broken fracture, head injury, spinal cord injury or family member's death on the job? If you can demonstrate this negligence in Kentucky, you may collect up to 30 percent more than the standard workers' compensation benefits. This differential can amount to many thousands of dollars. The Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello has the experience and the determination necessary to help ensure that you receive all compensation you are entitled to after a Kentucky employer failed to warn you of hazards in the workplace.

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