According to Injury Facts, employers reported 2.1 million nonfatal injuries in 2020. Although this figure showcases a downward trend compared to 2019, these injuries are largely preventable.
A work injury that results from a lack of protection, training, or dangerous working conditions may be grounds for a Worker’s Compensation suit, especially when the worker has suffered a loss of income, mounting medical treatment costs, and decreased earning potential due to disability.
Many workplaces strive to provide a safe environment for their employees and simply overlook potential dangers when creating safety protocols. However, employers must be accountable for the risks they put their employees through, as the effects can be ruinous to the employees’ well-being and livelihoods.
Working condition standards are established by OSHA and are intended to alert employers about potential dangers in the workplace.
The Most Frequently Cited Working Violations as of 2021 are as follows:
- Fall protection, (construction)
- Respiratory protection (general industry)
- Ladders (construction)
- Hazard communication (general industry)
- Scaffolding (construction)
- Fall protection training (construction)
- Control of hazardous energy (general industry)
- Eye and face protection (construction)
- Powered industrial trucks (general industry)
- Machinery and machine guarding (general industry)
Speak to an Experienced Worker’s Comp Attorney in Kentuckiana
As you can see, the workplace can be a very dangerous place, especially for industries such as construction, agriculture, factories, and roofing.
If you were injured in an on-the-job accident and your company doesn’t have workers’ comp, remember that you have rights and you deserve to get compensation. The skilled team at Kaiman & Crahan will make the process of applying for workers’ compensation benefits as stress-free as possible so you can focus solely on recovering from your injuries. Call our office at 502-771-0741 or complete this simple form today to discuss your situation in further detail.