In many workplace accident cases, the employee is covered by Worker’s Compensation plan. Worker’s Compensation works much like automobile no-fault (PIP). In exchange for your employer automatically paying for your medical bills and part of your lost earnings, you give up the right to sue your employer. However, often there are many parties in a workplace. For example, you may be injured by a fall on a slippery floor at work, but it was actually a separate cleaning company that caused the dangerous condition. While generally you could not sue your employer (there are a few exceptions), you could sue the cleaning company.
Top 10 most frequently citied standards by Federal OSHA in the fiscal year 2015:
1. Fall protection, construction
2. Hazard communication standard, general industry
3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
4. Respiratory protection, general industry
5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry
6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry
7. Ladders, construction
8. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry
9. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements
10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry
We look hard to find alternatively liable parties for workplace injuries. If you’ve been injured at work contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) to see if you are eligible to receive further compensation from the property owner, general contractor, or sub-contractor, or another party.