During a recent renovation of an apartment building, an employee took a misstep and fell down an elevator shaft. Luckily, he was able to dodge major injury, but the injuries that he did suffer will keep him from his job for the next few weeks.
There are so many risks around a construction site, and an invesigation is being done to see if the elevator shaft had any warning signs around it, or, at the very least, ANY safety precautions that could have prevented this from happening.
You would think when working at any height, proper safety markings would be abundantly apparent to ensure workers have the safest conditions.
Unfortunately, too many employers view work safety as a nuisance, and take the approach of "You'll know what to do to avoid injury". That's negligent, and it puts workers at risk. It's a practice that must end...workers' safety MUST be a priority!
If you have been injured while on the job, or doing a job-related activity, you are eligible for workers' compensation. It's imperative that you know your company's policy, but as we have seen far too often, sometimes those polices are filled with exceptions that have been put in place to try and keep your employer from being liable.
You have rights, and it's our priority to make sure you know your rights, and that you are compensated correctly. You worked too hard not get what you have rightfully earned.
Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485 or visit us at Loneylaw.com.