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A Victim of Workplace Accidents?

According to statistics from 2019, almost 80,000 employees in the construction industry were critically injured after falling at work. And, in 2020, eight of Utah’s construction workers fell to their deaths. Though we think of workplace accidents as a tragedy that only occurs in certain fields, nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone in any career field can be seriously injured on the job. Your employers are responsible for making sure you work in a safe environment and that you have all the personal protection equipment and training you need to stay safe. But, as we can see from the statistics, that unfortunately doesn’t always happen.

A workplace accident is any injury that occurs while you’re working. This is different from premises liability because it covers any injury that takes place during the course of your employment. So if you were injured when you slipped and fell on your way to a co-worker’s office, it’s still considered a workplace accident. But, it doesn’t stop there. If you were injured while running an errand for your boss, it may still be considered a workplace accident. 

A lot of people think that compensation for work-related injuries is as simple as just filing a worker’s compensation claim. This misconception likely exists because worker’s compensation will pay regardless of who is at fault. However, many employees discover after they’ve been injured that they do not qualify for workers compensation. Worker’s compensation does not cover independent contractors. And, sadly, some employers attempt to get better rates by misclassifying their employees. Furthermore, a lot of those who have been injured in workplace accidents need additional compensation for pain and suffering or emotional distress. But worker’s compensation fund only pays for medical bills. The best way to get the compensation you deserve is to hire an attorney.

Your employer is legally obligated to make sure they’re providing their employees with a safe and clean environment to work in. If there are any hazards, employers are required to provide their employees with free personal protection equipment. Employers are also obligated to train their employees using a language the employee understands. If an employer is violating any of these standards, an employee needs to be able to report their concerns without fear of retaliation. OSHA has whistleblower acts in place in order to protect employees who file complaints against their employers.

A Victim of Workplace Accidents?

According to statistics from 2019, almost 80,000 employees in the construction industry were critically injured after falling at work. And, in 2020, eight of Utah’s construction workers fell to their deaths. Though we think of workplace accidents as a tragedy that only occurs in certain fields, nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone in any career field can be seriously injured on the job. Your employers are responsible for making sure you work in a safe environment and that you have all the personal protection equipment and training you need to stay safe. But, as we can see from the statistics, that unfortunately doesn’t always happen.

A workplace accident is any injury that occurs while you’re working. This is different from premises liability because it covers any injury that takes place during the course of your employment. So if you were injured when you slipped and fell on your way to a co-worker’s office, it’s still considered a workplace accident. But, it doesn’t stop there. If you were injured while running an errand for your boss, it may still be considered a workplace accident. 

A lot of people think that compensation for work-related injuries is as simple as just filing a worker’s compensation claim. This misconception likely exists because worker’s compensation will pay regardless of who is at fault. However, many employees discover after they’ve been injured that they do not qualify for workers compensation. Worker’s compensation does not cover independent contractors. And, sadly, some employers attempt to get better rates by misclassifying their employees. Furthermore, a lot of those who have been injured in workplace accidents need additional compensation for pain and suffering or emotional distress. But worker’s compensation fund only pays for medical bills. The best way to get the compensation you deserve is to hire an attorney.

Your employer is legally obligated to make sure they’re providing their employees with a safe and clean environment to work in. If there are any hazards, employers are required to provide their employees with free personal protection equipment. Employers are also obligated to train their employees using a language the employee understands. If an employer is violating any of these standards, an employee needs to be able to report their concerns without fear of retaliation. OSHA has whistleblower acts in place in order to protect employees who file complaints against their employers.

The COVID Quotient

The COVID Quotient

The new (October, 2020) Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report expands the scope of worker injury and death to include the ravaging COVID-19 has done to industries ranging from healthcare to meat-packing plants. The data show that at least 163,000 health care workers had been infected, and 713 had died, as of late September, while the meat-packing, food-processing and farming industries reported more nearly 60,000 infections and 238 deaths in the same time frame.

 

While the Utah Labor Commission offers resources for victims of industrial accidents, injured workers, deceased workers, and all of us who love them dearly need help navigating the best possible compensation.

Compensation is Compassion.

Compensation is Compassion.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, Moxie Law Group is here for you. Moxie Law Group is one of Utah’s leading female-led personal injury firms that specializes in fighting for the injured with integrity, empathy, and tenacity. We are committed to fighting for our clients who have been the victims of an employer’s negligence. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, Moxie Law Group is just a phone call away. 

 

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