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Dangerous / Unsafe Conditions in the Workplace

Employers are required to provide their employees with safe working conditions under federal and state laws. A workplace can be considered dangerous if an employee cannot perform their expected job duties because the physical conditions of the workplace are unsafe. If an employee feels their working conditions are unsafe or dangerous, then they can report the violation to their employer and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). You may be entitled to additional benefits if your employer has knowledge of the unsafe conditions, did not remedy the situation, and were injured due to the unsafe conditions. If you were injured due to unsafe or dangerous working conditions, contact an attorney at Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. today.

Dangerous Unsafe Workplace
Construction Falls

Cal/OSHA has specific requirements for fall protections in the workplace, as falls on construction sites are the most cited violation. If you are working on a construction site and are at risk of falling over 7 ½ feet, then your employer is generally required to provide you with a fall restraint device. Other industries, such as the roofing industry, have different requirements for requiring fall restraint devices. If your employer does not provide you with a fall restraint device to protect you from construction falls, then you can file a complaint with Cal/OSHA. Read More...

Forklift Accidents

Forklifts are one of the most used and most powerful pieces of equipment, with most having a maximum carrying load of one to five tons. If overloaded or loaded improperly, the forklift can easily tip over. Not only is the forklift operator at risk of injury if it tips over but also anyone else near the forklift. Also, if the operator is not adequately trained in the use of the forklift, their life and others in the workplace are at risk of injury and even death. If your employer did not adequately train you on the safe use of a forklift, then you may be able to file a complaint with Cal/OSHA. There are many ways that forklifts can cause injury, so if you were injured due to a forklift, contact a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney today. Read More...

Ladder Accidents

Accidents involving ladders are also a frequently cited Cal/OSHA violation. Cal/OSHA requires employers to train their employees on the proper use, selection, and care of ladders. Serious injury can occur if an employee uses the wrong type of ladder or a defective ladder. Employees can file a complaint with Cal/OSHA if their employer knowingly provided a defective ladder, and they were injured. Read More...

Machine Safety Guards

Machine safety guards are essential for protecting workers from serious injuries like burns, amputations, or crushed hands, among other injuries. Cal/OSHA’s requirement for machine safety guards is broad, but it is intended to protect employees from being seriously injured. They also require employers to inspect machines for hazards. If you are working with a machine that does not have proper safety guards and your employer does not add the safety guard, then you can file a complaint with Cal/OSHA. If you were injured and the machine did not have a safety guard, you may be able to receive additional penalties. Contact an attorney at Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. today. Read More...

Scaffolding Falls

Cal/OSHA has many regulations for scaffolding, as improper construction can cause extreme injury to anyone on or around it. Scaffolds are required to hold at least four times the intended maximum working load and its own weight. Scaffolds are not to be used in wet weather or high winds because of the potential of a worker slipping or falling off the scaffolding. If you were required to work on a scaffold in unsafe conditions, then you may be able to file for additional serious and willful penalties. File a complaint with Cal/OSHA and contact a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney if you have been hurt because of a fall from scaffolding. Read More...

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, regardless of who was at fault, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you were injured while working in unsafe workplace conditions, then you need to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in Sacramento. No matter the cause of your work-related injury, our experienced Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our office today.