All U.S. workers have the right to a safe workplace, and all employers have the responsibility to ensure a hazard-free and functional working environment. Even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has standards in place to help ensure a safe work environment, accidents can and do happen. In some cases, the employer is at fault because they ignore the safety regulations or they are not stringent when it comes to enforcing them at the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury at your place of work, it is important to contact a workplace injury attorney as soon as possible. Welebir | Tierney have proudly served the injured in San Bernardino, Redlands, and throughout California for more than four decades. We have the skills and resources to help you work through your workplace injury claim, and we have the experience to stand up to companies and insurance adjusters throughout the process.
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No matter the type of environment in which you work, injuries can happen. Workplace injuries can occur in offices, warehouses, construction sites, retail stores, and even off-site while on the job.
Common types of workplace injuries include:
Congress developed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to give workers the legal right to safe workplaces (and legally define the responsibilities of employers for their employees’ safety). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which was created by the Act, governs health and safety across all industries and workplaces in the U.S. OSHA (or the equivalent state agency) sets safety standards and conducts inspections to ensure employers are providing safe working environments.
But all too often, workplace injuries are the result of safety hazards that violate OSHA standards. If this is the case in your workplace accident, it is important to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who understands OSHA violations.
You pay no legal fees unless we win your case.
Many people who suffer from an injury at work simply shrug off the problem if they do not deem it serious. In some cases, the employer may try to have you sign a document that will relieve them of liability for the injury. Before you sign anything that the employer or the HR department gives you, it is in your best interest to contact our personal injury lawyers.
After a workplace injury, it is important to do three things right away:
We at Welebir | Tierney pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience. For more than 40 years, we have been helping people in Southern California to deal with their personal injury cases. As members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, we have extensive experience in the courtroom, ensuring that if your case goes to trial, we know the best way to proceed.
We have a proven track record of success in personal injury cases, and we will fight tirelessly for compensation for you.
Call (909) 764-3335 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.