Working in the construction industry or any other industrial setting, such as a factory, poses certain risks. Employers, however, are required to follow state and federal workplace safety regulations for providing you a safe place to work. Failure to do so can lead to deaths and serious injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
In the Chicago area, our personal injury attorneys at The Collins Law Firm in Naperville are known for their relentless pursuit of compensation on behalf of accident victims, including the victims of workplace accidents. We can provide you with that same commitment to maximizing the compensation you deserve.
OSHA Regulations Are In Place To Keep You Safe. We Can Make Your Employer Follow Them.
One of the main causes of construction accidents and any workplace injury is that the employer was not doing enough to provide a safe place to work. Similar to how a business owner must keep his or her premises free of hazards to prevent slip-and-fall accidents, your employer must follow U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. We can determine if your employer failed to maintain a safe working environment, including:
- Making sure that equipment is functioning properly
- Training employees on how to properly operate heavy machinery
- Keeping safety measures, such as emergency showers and fire extinguishers, in place
Contact The Collins Law Firm if you or a family member has been seriously hurt or killed while on the job. Our lawyers will fight on your behalf to get the compensation you need while you focus on getting back on your feet and moving on with your life. Call 630-687-9838 or 866-480-8223 (dial extension 221 for Shawn Collins or 226 for Edward Manzke) to schedule a free consultation.