“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin
This old saying applies to many things in life and unsafe working conditions are no exception.
It is crucial for employers to follow all applicable workplace safety guidelines, placing the wellbeing of their employees ahead of the desire to cut corners to generate profits.
But what can workers do when their employers fail to uphold their end of the workplace safety bargain?
Helpful Tips For Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions
Workers who wish to report unsafe working conditions can file a complaint via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For the complete details on filing an OSHA complaint, visit OSHA’s website. If you prefer phone calls to emails, you can call your OSHA regional office.
If the issues you are considering reporting on constitute an emergency or you have reason to believe that lives are at risk in the near future, you can call toll free 800-321-OSHA.
After An Accident
It’s not too late to take action to improve workplace safety. If you have already suffered an injury as a result of unsafe working conditions, you can pursue a lawsuit to recover damages for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost earnings.
Unfortunately, some employers will not take action until their negligence hurts the bottom line. When unsafe working conditions result in lawsuits and increased costs, employers and their insurers will take notice.
At Block O’Toole & Murphy, we are proven advocates for construction workers in New York City. You can turn to us for the aggressive representation and compassionate service you need after suffering a workplace injury. Contact us anytime for a free case evaluation.