In order to properly use equipment and machinery, workers need to have adequate training. Employers who fail to provide necessary training, education, and supervision to employees may be held liable for negligence in court. While injured workers may file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s insurance company, filing a civil lawsuit may be necessary when the employer acted with gross negligence and directly caused your injury.
Employees need proper training regarding:
- Electrical and fire safety protocols
- Use of machinery and equipment
- Food handling and preparation
- Lifting and back safety
- Handling of dangerous chemicals and toxic substances
Furthermore, employees must be trained in emergency safety protocols, where to stand to avoid being hit by moving objects or machines, and how to use forklifts and load cargo properly. Employers must also provide regular rest breaks and ensure all safety equipment is in proper working condition. If you are expected to work without receiving the proper training, you could suffer serious injuries.
- Back strain and disc herniation from improper lifting techniques
- Broken bones and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burns from chemicals or hot machinery
- Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
- Electric shock injuries from improperly using machinery
- Long-term medical conditions from improper use of tools and equipment
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from heights, being crushed in-between objects, electrocutions, and being struck by falling objects are the most common causes of workplace fatalities. Many of these accidents could be prevented with proper training, supervision, and safety equipment.
Law Offices of Wax & Wax – (818) 946-0608
At the Law Offices of Wax & Wax, we provide experienced legal services to clients who have suffered workplace injuries. If your employer’s negligence directly caused your accident, we will diligently uphold justice for your case. Our Glendale workers’ comp lawyers have a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws. We will answer your questions, discuss your options, gather evidence, and tenaciously represent you throughout the process.
Contact our office today to fill out a free online case evaluation. We also provide services in Spanish for your convenience.