There are laws that require an employer to provide workers’ compensation insurance for employees who are injured at work. Therefore suing an employer for an injury that happens at work is usually not an option. However, there are times when it is possible to sue an employer for compensation. There are also times when, if someone you work with other than your employer, like a third-party contractor, causes your injury, you can also file a personal injury claim against that party. The best way to find out whether or not you have a case is to consult with an experienced work injury lawyer. This lawyer can help to ensure that your workers’ compensation case goes smoothly and can also evaluate your case to discover any other related sources of negligence that led to your injury.
In spite of the many industry-specific regulations provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are many ways in which an employer may be negligent. For example, new employees, especially those who work in dangerous occupations, require a certain amount of training to ensure that they are aware of the safest practices. Employers are also obligated to provide the proper personal protective equipment so that an employee can safely do his or her job. When employers fail to do these things and someone is injured as a result, the employer may be guilty of negligence, depending upon the circumstances. There are also cases of discrimination in which a lawsuit against an employer may be possible.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a California Work Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered an injury at work and believe it may have been caused by an employer, call to schedule a free consultation with a California work injury lawyer today. The experienced legal professionals at the Emanuel Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether employer negligence or similar issues were a possible cause of your injury. We will use our network of resources to fight for your rights. Check out our web page at Siliconvalleylawyer.net or give us a call at 1-800-308-0870 and let our friendly staff answer any questions you may have.