Michigan Unsafe Workplace Lawyer
Workplace Injury Lawyer
It is the responsibility of any employer to make sure their workplace is safe for any employees and visitors. This sounds obvious, but sometimes this doesn’t happen. Sometimes employers try to cut corners, try to save money, and try to take the easy way out. Additionally, it is illegal to discipline or fire workers who complain about work spaces that are unsafe. This can result in undue harm for employees, and unnecessary strain for workers and their families.
If you have been hurt in an unsafe workplace, in certain cases you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. We can help. Our Michigan lawyers have the grit, compassion, and brilliance to fight for the justice you deserve. Don’t try to take on the insurance companies, employers and legal system by yourself. We have the resources and skill to fight for your case. Our Michigan attorneys will investigate any personal injury or unsafe workplace case with no charge or legal fees unless and until we win money for you. Remember, at Goodwin & Scieszka we fight for you.
Unsafe Workplace FAQ
Can I sue my employer for unsafe working conditions?
Under Michigan state law, employers are required to provide the safest possible working conditions for their staff. From the most normal everyday retail outlet, to the busiest kitchen, to the most dangerous construction site, all employers have a mandate and responsibility to maintain safe, hazard-free workplaces for their team.
If these responsibilities are breached or ignored, and you are injured by unsafe conditions in the workplace or negligence on the part of your lawyer, you have the legal right and ability to sue your employer for damages relating to these injuries such as pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
What are some examples of unsafe working conditions?
Unsafe working conditions can take many forms depending on the workplace involved, and the type of work being performed. A few of the most common examples include:
Uncleaned debris on the floors
Prominent puddles, spills, or other liquid
Exposure to toxins without proper safety precautions
Lack of safety harnesses when working in high areas
An important fact to consider is that unsafe working conditions can be caused by more than just hazards on the floor – if workers are expected to perform dangerous work (such as operating heavy machinery) without the proper training or safety precautions, they can also contribute to an unsafe work environment through their lack of training and preparation.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured At Work Or On The Job?
If you are injured at work or on the job site, the first thing you need to do is obtain first aid and medical assistance as needed. No matter how severe your injury, your health needs are critical during this time – and by seeking medical assistance as soon as possible after the injury occurred, you can make a better case to show every reasonable step to maintain your health was taken after the injury occurred.
From there, you need to make sure your supervisor is notified as quickly as possible. By making a good faith effort to explain your injury to anyone in charge, you can show that you attempted to communicate with your employer, which will be a fact the insurance company will try to use against you later.
Once your medical treatment has begun and your employer has been notified of the accident, you should contact the workplace injury attorneys of Goodwin & Scieszka as soon as possible. Your employer’s insurance company will likely reach out to you for information on the injury as soon as possible, but don’t talk to them until you’ve been able to go over your case with a lawyer to make sure you have a clear and detailed record of the events. This will come in handy if the claim were to head to court.