Workers’ right to report incidents resulting in injuries

Every worker in the United States has a right to report injuries or illnesses that were acquired while in the workplace as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

It is employers’ responsibility to provide record-keeping for their workers to use in reporting injuries or illnesses that have occurred in their workplace. The record-keeping system should be understandable and should be easily used by every worker. Every employer should encourage their workers to immediately notify them about injuries or illnesses happening in their work environment. Every worker who believes that they are being discriminated or retaliated against by their employer after reporting such incidents have a right to file a complaint to OSHA within 30 days.

The legal team of Robert Wilson & Associates in Minnesota advocate for workers who have been injured in their workplace. If you are in such a situation, we may possibly help you get your much-needed workers’ compensation benefits for your fast recovery. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (612) 334-3444.