Construction workers, subway workers, city workers and others rely on safety training and regulations to stay safe on the job. Sometimes, because of oversight, cutting corners, or negligence, employers do not train nor hire a third party to train employees. Not only does this often lead to violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, it also results in workplace injuries – even death.
If you or someone you love recently suffered an injury or death due to lack of safety training, you may be eligible for compensation. The New York City personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath and Cannavo (SPBMC) represent clients in workplace personal injury cases. Contact us for a free consultation about your unique situation.
The attorneys at SPBMC represent clients in New York and New Jersey. We aggressively pursue compensation for our clients, while offering compassion and one-on-one care for his or her unique situation.
Many types of workplace safety trainings are forgotten, neglected, or not completed. Construction sites are diverse workplaces full of many different types of equipment and many different skilled jobs. Therefore, to be effective, safety training must be extensive and in-depth. In addition to the initial training an employee receives when hired, continuing education and further training also needs to occur to maintain a safe work environment.
It is not acceptable for employers to neglect safety training, however, safety training is often ignored. Common reasons employers may not conduct proper training include not being aware of changes in OSHA regulations, trying to financially cut corners to stay under budget, and believing they have already trained workers. In rare cases, employers have malicious motives. Most of the time, however, lack of proper training is an oversight.
Neglecting employee safety training of any kind is not worth any potential financial gain. The risk of death or injury to employees (and the settlements that ensue) is significant. Even still, some employers neglect safety training every day. Sometimes, the employer has done their part by hiring a third party to complete the training, but that company has failed to fulfill its obligation. In those cases, injuries are often shared liabilities.
On-the-job injury – especially due to no fault of your own – is not only scary and frustrating, but can also be costly. The attorneys at SPBMC are here to help by offering a free consultation. If we take your case, we will fight for a fair settlement and a just outcome to help you get your life back. Contact us today.