Chicago OSHA Violations Lawyers
$400 Million Won for Injured Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1970 by Congress. Its purpose is to ensure that there are safe and healthy working conditions by creating and enforcing safe workplace standards and regulating them. OSHA is responsible for conducting safety inspections in order to ensure that those standards are being followed. OSHA does provide training, education, and assistance for complying with their standards.
There are dozens of types of violations of OSHA, but the most common violations relate to use of:
- Grounding of electrical wires
- Shoring of excavation work
If an employee is injured at work, in many instances, the employer will try to blame the injured worker for the injury. Fortunately, OSHA provides protection to injured workers since they established safety regulations that need to be followed. Violations against OSHA regulations should be taken seriously—the Severe Violators Enforcement Program leverages hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines against companies who willfully disobey their regulations.
However, it’s important to recognize that OSHA does not represent workers. While they work to ensure workplace safety, no OSHA fine goes toward paying for a worker’s medical bills, providing for their family, or ensuring that they are able to seek a new career after a disabling injury.
As workers’ comp lawyers, that’s our job. Romanucci & Blandin, LLC has vast experience helping injured workers get the compensation they are entitled to. Our attorneys all have a thorough grasp of OSHA’s regulations and we have a team of investigators who are able to identify any safety violations in the workplace. In addition, we have represented both individual workers and numerous labor unions in a variety of different trades and industries. We know about the risks each industry comes with, and the regulations that each employer must follow. Our firsthand knowledge gives us the edge when we go toe-to-toe with larger firms and massive companies.
If you have questions regarding your case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 647-2544, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You pay nothing unless we win your case.