OSHA Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) establishes standards and regulations that require companies to maintain a safe work environment for employees. However, not all employers follow these regulations. As a result, accidents occur that result in severe injuries. Employees inevitably pay the price for an employer’s negligence.
If you have been injured at work and you believe your injuries were caused because your employer violated an OSHA regulation, you have the right to explore your legal options, get legal representation, and hold your employer legally liable for your injuries. Marko Law can take on your case and help you get the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Contact Marko Law at (313) 777-7LAW and get a free consultation from our legal team. Get aggressive representation today from an OSHA lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.
What Is OSHA?
Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to ensure workers’ safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. One of the reasons Congress established the Act was unsafe employment practices in a wide range of industries.
OSHA provides leverage for employees who suffer from workplace accidents caused by unsafe work environments. With proper standards in place, companies can now be held legally liable for safety violations that result in injuries with proper standards in place. When representing a client, our law firm can reference OSHA’s standards, giving the client leverage to pursue compensation for losses.
Types of OSHA Violations
After your injury, our legal team investigates the accident to determine what happened and what type of violations your employer committed. There are four main types of OSHA violations.
A willful violation exists under the OSH Act where an employer has demonstrated either an intentional disregard for the Act’s requirements or indifference to employee safety and health.
A serious violation exists if there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a condition that exists unless the employer did not know of the violation.
3. Failure to Abate
A failure to abate violation exists when a previously cited hazardous condition, practice, or non-complying equipment has not been brought into compliance since the previous inspection. If, however, your employer corrected the violation but later reoccurs, the subsequent occurrence is a repeated violation.
An employer may be cited for a repeated violation if that employer has been cited previously for the same or similar condition or hazard.
What to Do If You Are Injured At Work
An OSHA case differs from a regular workers’ compensation case in that the employer is liable not only for your injuries but also for violating safety standards within your industry. As an employee, you have the opportunity to prevent other employees from becoming injured on the job site. Therefore, if you believe that your employer committed an OSHA violation, there are some steps you can take.
- Seek professional medical care without delay. If possible, try to avoid receiving medical assistance from coworkers.
- Fill out an accident report. Provide the details of the accident and your injuries. Submit the report directly to your supervisor.
- Make sure that your employer fills out and sends all necessary documents to the insurance company and the state of California.
- Fill out a Loss of Wages Claim if you lost pay due to your recovery.
- Seek legal consultation from an OSHA lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.
When discussing your injury claim with our attorneys, we can explore any OSHA violations the company committed and then determine how best to move forward with your case.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You with Your Case
As an OSHA law firm based in Detroit, Michigan, Marko Law is here to help you with your case by providing the following legal services:
We can review your case, answer your questions, and guide you through the legal process. We can help you avoid common pitfalls that could keep you from receiving your compensation.
Complete Case Management
We take the burden of engaging with the insurance company away by managing your entire case from start to finish. We can handle all of your paperwork, obtain evidence of your claim, estimate the value of your losses, and engage with all relevant parties on your behalf.
As your law firm, we can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. We will fight for a fair settlement that reflects the value of your losses. If the insurance company does not settle, we can file a lawsuit and represent you in court.
Compensation in an OSHA Violations Case
In an OSHA violation case, you are likely to receive compensation through your workers’ compensation benefit. An employer’s workers’ compensation insurance typically provides coverage for the following:
- Costs of medical treatment
- Lost wages during a period of disability
- Compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement
If you suffered injuries because of a work-related incident, you must begin applying for workers’ compensation by properly informing your employer of your injury. If you do not properly notify your employer before this deadline, you may lose your right to compensation.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
If you are ready to get started with your OSHA violation case, then contact Marko Law today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation from an OSHA violation attorney in Detroit, Michigan.