When you take on a new job – especially one within a high-risk industry, like construction – you need ample training on safety processes. If this doesn’t happen, then serious consequences could occur, including you or other employees getting hurt. If you get injured on the job, then it’s your right to seek out legal representation to get the compensation you deserve.
How Negligence Leads to Injuries
Employers have a responsibility to keep their employees safe at all times. When they don’t, then employees can pursue legal action against them.
If employers hire unqualified or underqualified employees, then they may not follow the right safety protocols and could end up injuring you. Additionally, employers who do not train their employees properly from the start could be held responsible for injuries.
Employers may also fail to put supervisors in place to make sure that safety standards are upheld. They might forget to put up signs detailing the risks of certain procedures or the dangers specific machinery poses. Employers could fail to give their employees safety checklists or safety equipment, such as goggles or high-visibility safety apparel. They might not regularly check their safety apparel or equipment to ensure they are working properly as well.
What to Do If You Get Injured on the Job
If you get injured due to your employer’s negligence and/or lack of safety training, it’s critical to report the incident to your supervisor right away and get the report in writing. Then, go to your doctor for a full evaluation, and stay on top of your medical care. You’ll need to file a workers’ comp report, too. If you need help, you can always contact a lawyer.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you need representation after getting injured at work, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates. Gash & Associates help clients throughout Westchester County. We offer free consultations. Reach us now by calling (914) 328-8800.