Inadequate Safety Procedures

Inadequate Safety Procedures And Injuries On The Job

Workers' compensation is intended to act as a safety net for both employers and employees. Injured employees have streamlined methods for recovering compensation for medical care as well as benefits for time off work. Employers, on the other hand, are protected from litigation every time employees are injured on the job.

In most states, there is no provision in workers' compensation benefits for pain and suffering, or for holding negligent employers accountable. In Kentucky, however, an injured employee can collect up to 30 percent more in compensation if it can be shown that an employer violated a safety rule, resulting in injury.

For knowledgeable legal advice regarding inadequate safety procedures and injuries on the job in Kentucky, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello. Based in Nashville, our law firm's coverage includes both Kentucky and Tennessee. We are available to evaluate your Kentucky workplace injury case after an employer failed to maintain adequate safety procedures, causing injuries on the job. Did your employer violate well-known Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations such as the ones listed below, resulting in your serious injury or death of your family member on the job? Contact us for information and help if you suspect that your employer did not:

  • Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSHA Act
  • 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

See the OSHA website for more information about employers' safety responsibilities. See also the Kentucky Labor Cabinet's publications that detail responsibilities of employers in Kentucky to maintain workplaces "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees."

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Workers' compensation cases at the Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a no-obligation consultation with an attorney, please call 877-918-2395 or contact us online.

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