If you work in the same place every day, chances are you are familiar with that workplace, and this familiarity has created a general sense of safety. You don’t think of a place that you go every day as the sort of place where an accident is just waiting to happen. However, as many people who have received workers’ compensation can attest, workplaces can hide some nasty surprises.
There is a chance your workplace could be in violation of some important safety laws. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recently released the 10 most common workplace safety violations they found in 2015. While some pertain to specific industries like construction, many of them are found in almost every workplace.
The most common work violations were:
- Insufficient protection against falls
- Inadequately-labeled chemical hazards
- Faulty scaffolding
- Insufficient protection against respiratory diseases like mesothelioma
- Problems with energy control
- Poorly maintained industrial trucks
- Ladder safety violations
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Insufficient guards covering machinery
- Equipment that doesn’t meet electrical requirements
If workplace hazards have led to a serious injury at your job, you should contact the law firm of Long & Long. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will do everything they can to make sure you receive compensation equal to what you are due under the law.