You expect that your employer will provide safe conditions for you when you come to work. When he doesn’t and you’re hurt on the job, you aren’t able to receive the paycheck you need to support yourself and your family.
What Your Employer Should Do to Keep Workers Safe
Employers should never put workers in danger, and when they do, the results could be catastrophic. Here, we discuss the obligations of the workplace to keep employees injury-free. Your boss has a duty…
- To provide adequate and safe facilities. Employers are obligated to provide safe work conditions for their employees. This includes conducting risk assessments of the premises and procedures.
- To provide proper safety gear. Employers are required to provide their employees with suitable personal protective equipment to minimize the risks that injuries will take place. They should also train their workers on how to use safety gear in the right way.
- To speak with employees about workplace safety. Employers should communicate with their employees regarding how to stay safe in the workplace.
- To give proper training. Employers are required to give proper training to their employees on job duties, which can increase their chances of staying safe. They should also ensure that the workers understand and follow the practices they teach.
When Your Employer Fails You
When your employer doesn’t do what he should to keep you safe and you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to certain rights, which could include receiving workers’ compensation.
The attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert want to talk to you about your situation and how we may be able to help you receive the workers’ comp you need to help pay your bills and provide for you and your family. Contact us today by filling out our online form or giving us a call at 800.556.8890. Ask for your free copy of the book It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Workers’ Comp when you call.