We go to work each day and expect that we will return home safely. However, unfortunately, this is not always the case. As employees, we are expected to put in a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. However, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe and secure work environment. This is not only a moral and ethical issue this is a Federal requirement imposed by OSHA. When we are injured in the workplace it is more often than not that the employer did not take this federally mandated responsibility seriously.
Our Houston lawyers at Shaw Law are experienced in handling cases that involve workplace injuries. Before you sign any release due to a workplace injury you should first contact our attorneys at Shaw Law. We will ensure that you’ll receive all that you deserve in these cases that involve employee years that do not take their responsibility to keep their employees safe seriously.
According to the bureau of labor statistics, in 2011 there were nearly three million on fatal workplace injuries reported by private industry and a single year. That means 2011 was the first year in over a decade in which the rate of injuries did not decline. Though we draw no conclusions from this data, it is significant that since 2002 the rate of the injury and illness declined to every year until last year. According to the bureau, is the number of cases that required lost time occurred at a rate of 1.8 cases per hundred full-time workers which was unchanged from 2010. These days away from work often result in lost pay and or benefits to the employee. The OSHA was set up to protect employees against loss such as these due to employer negligence.
If you find yourself in this situation contact are used and attorneys at Shaw Law and we will put our experience to work to make sure that you receive the benefits you deserve.
If you feel that you have the case or did not know if you have the case involving a workplace injury and contact us immediately to ensure that you get all of your rights protected.