Injured At Work Employer Responsibilities For Workplace Safety
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If you're injured at work, your employer has certain responsibilities with regard to your injury. Some of the most important responsibilities of an employer include making sure the workplace is safe and making sure appropriate worker's compensation insurance coverage is in place. Employer responsibilities in the area of workplace safety are governed by both state and the federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA issues safety regulations, conducts inspections, and can even fine employers for unsafe conditions. A factual showing that OSHA regulations were not being met at the time of an injury can be strong evidence for workers' compensation benefits claim. If you've been injured on the job, contact an experienced attorney in your area for more information about how to protect your legal rights.