When you work on a construction site, there are a number of regulations that must be put in place for the safety of the workers. Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous and have everything from live wires to dangerous scaffolding, which have the potential to result in serious injury or death if the appropriate safety precautions are put in place. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating and enforcing the safety regulations that need to be implemented. These may include the use of hard hats, safety glasses, harnesses, appropriate warning signage and safety training for employees. Employers are required to provide their workers with safety information and equipment when they are working on a construction site. There are a lot of precautions that can mean the difference between life and death for people working in a dangerous construction zone.
If you are a construction worker and you have been injured on the job due to the negligence of your employer to provide safety training and equipment, you will likely have a case against them and may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, injuries, and lost wages in the form of workers’ compensation. You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney in the event that you have been injured on the job in order to begin filing a case. It is important to know that you can only bring a case against your employer if you can prove that they were negligent and did not abide by the regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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