How to Contend with Employer Negligence
When you are injured on the job you may be facing financial distress. Some injuries and resulting disabilities cause a worker to be unable to return to work and prevent him or her from receiving a regular paycheck. This situation can be made worse if your injury was the result of employer negligence. Every employer has the responsibility to ensure that their workers are safe while on the job, but negligent policies and actions are commonplace, frequently causing serious injury. However, negligent employers can be held responsible for their actions, or inactions.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of an employer’s negligence, contact the experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates today by calling (612) 334-3444 to discuss your legal claim with an attorney.
Types of Employer Negligence
There are many ways that an employer can be found to have been negligent, including those that seriously endanger their workers. Some of the most common cases of employer negligence involve:
- Inadequate training of employees
- Violations of safety codes
- Failure to provide / maintain safety equipment
While work-related injuries usually warrant the filing of a workers’ compensation claim and may not be pursued through a civil lawsuit, if an employer’s egregious negligence was directly responsible for the injury, legal action may be appropriate. To avoid inadvertently hampering your rights in either regard, it is strongly advisable to consult with a knowledgeable and committed attorney.
If you or a coworker has been injured because of employer negligence, contact the experienced Minnesota employer negligence attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 today.