When you get injured at work, negligence and a lack of training may be to blame. If you’ve experienced a workplace injury, then it’s critical to seek out representation and get the compensation you deserve.
Workplace Injuries from Lack of Training
There are a number of ways in which a lack of training can lead to an injury. For example, an employer might hire an employee who is not qualified, and because of this, they won’t follow the proper safety procedures. They simply don’t have the knowledge when it comes to the right protocols.
In another scenario, perhaps your employer did hire a qualified employee but failed to thoroughly train them. Maybe they didn’t have the employee fill out a safety checklist or train them on when to know if there is a problem with machinery, and you ended up getting injured.
An employee may not have been given enough information about how to avoid accidents and injuries. For example, they might not have been taught that putting two wires together could spark a fire, and they went ahead and did that and got hurt.
Workplace Injuries from Negligence
If your employer didn’t give you and/or your coworkers the safety equipment you needed to fulfill your duties, then that could be considered negligence. They may also be negligent if they failed to supervise you or do safety checks before putting their employees to work. If your employer was required to put up safety signs and they did not, then that might be negligence as well.
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.