There are many hidden hazards around the workplace...ones that sometimes you can't always account for...however, enacting proper safety precautions around areas where a fall might occur is NOT one of them.
Recently, a hard-working employee fell about 15 feet from a platform to a concrete floor below, which resulted in some serious injuries. Upon investigation, it was determined that the employer had completely failed in properly recognizing the fall hazard.
No signs were put up...no safety rails were in place...and no harnesses were found. Employees of the company also told investigators that they had received no previous training involving working with such heights.
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
By failing to properly train and ensure the safety of their employees, this employer put them needlessly in harm's way.
Unfortunately, we know that this employer isn't the only one that tries to skirt proper safety precautions like this. Time...and time...and time again, we see employers who think they can forego safety measures...and just hope for the best.
We at Loney & Schueller will NOT let this stand.
You, the worker, have rights. Rights that can not be taken away from you...rights that you should exercise if you suffer a workplace injury.
Eric, Randy, and Sarah are committed to fighting for you.
If you've been injured at work, the best thing to do is call Eric, Randy, or Sarah at 515-225-4485. We find that nearly all of our clients are unaware of how many rights they actually have. These laws are there to protect the employee and to ensure they are properly compensated if an accident should occur.
We will go over your rights with you, and together, we will find the proper course of action to take...and then fight vigorously for your rights. We aren't concerned with your employer being upset with us...we don't represent them in any fashion...we represent YOU.