On the Job Injury Attorney – New York
There are any number of reasons why workers sometimes feel helpless when it comes to unsafe or otherwise unsuitable working conditions. They may fear that if they speak up, they will lose their jobs or their ability to advance within their professions. They may be immigrants concerned about the ramifications of speaking with legal authorities. They may fear harassment or retaliation in any number of forms. However, it is important to understand that workers are not helpless when it comes to unsafe working conditions. They have rights. The extent of those rights may vary depending on a number of factors. But every single American worker has certain basic rights that are enforceable with the assistance of an attorney.
The experienced lawyers at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. would be happy to speak with you about your situation specifically. Once we learn the details of your work-related circumstances, we can advise you in regards to any legal options that may be available to you. If you choose to pursue action of any kind, from anonymously requesting that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspect your workplace to filing a lawsuit, we can provide you with necessary support and guidance. You do not need to navigate your workplace safety issues alone. A New York on the job injury attorney can help.
Worker Safety Rights – The Basics
In general, workers are entitled to workplaces that are safe and are entitled to report violations of safety standards without fear of retaliation. However, there are some exceptions that apply to these general rules, which is why it is a good idea to speak with a New York on the job injury attorney before committing to a plan of action. A lawyer who focuses on this area of federal and state regulations will be able to tell you if you are legally protected from retaliation in the event that you speak up about your workplace safety challenges. In addition, a New York on the job injury attorney can help you to file workers’ compensation claims and/or personal injury lawsuits if you have already been harmed by your unsafe workspace.
If your employer has not provided adequate training, provided necessary safety gear, properly maintained machinery, secured toxic chemicals or has otherwise failed to provide you with a safe work environment, you almost certainly have at least some legal options available to you. At an absolute minimum, you should be able to work with a New York on the job injury attorney in order to file an anonymous federal complaint free of fear related to a risk of retaliation.
Workers’ Compensation Assistance Is Available
If you have been injured while on the job and/or are concerned about inadequate safety conditions at your workplace, please do not hesitate to contact a New York on the job injury attorney today. Speaking with an attorney does not commit you to taking any specific course of action. Scheduling a consultation will simply allow you to make an informed decision about your circumstances. We look forward to speaking with you.