People working within the construction industry know how hazardous work sites can be. That’s why employers must ensure their workers are fully protected on job sites, no matter what type of risks await them. When employers are derelict in their responsibilities, chances are good that a worker will become injured.
In the event you experienced an injury on a construction site and believe your employer’s negligence played a role, Hinkle Law Offices, LLC is here to help you navigate the issue. We know that your livelihood is integral to caring for yourself and your family, so we’ll deal with legal matters while you focus on making a full recovery.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was instituted in 1970. The goal of the act was to create safe, secure worksites for employees all over the country. OSHA requires employers to maintain safe working conditions for all staff, which is crucial to preserving their health and safety. While the details can vary from workplace to workplace, OSHA demands that employers stay up to date on the following:
When employers are lax on maintaining these standards, they put workers in an unwinnable position by creating an unsafe work environment.
The first step is to inform your employer and file a workers’ compensation claim. Most employers in New Mexico are obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides funds to injured workers to replace lost wages and pay for medical costs.
Even if your injuries are legitimate, your employer’s insurer may still deny your claim. In this case, it’s best to secure legal help to file an appeal regarding the decision. While you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer in most cases, an attorney can help you navigate the appeals process to ensure you receive suitable compensation.
Here at Hinkle Law Offices, LLC, we take great pride in fighting on behalf of workers. It’s our goal to hold employers responsible for their actions, while also ensuring our clients are fully aware of their legal options after an injury.