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The Problem With O.S.H.A.
O.S.H.A. stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is a government agency that sets the standards for the workplace and levies fines against companies that break those standards. But because the standards were put in place in the 1960s, they are outdated and sometimes inadequate in protecting workers. In addition, the fines given to companies breaking them are so small that they amount to nothing more than a slap on the wrist. These companies sometimes will go on paying O.S.H.A. fines instead of the cost of making their work environments safer.
Therefore, do not expect that you will not need an attorney just because big brother O.S.H.A. is there. In addition to being ineffective in dealing with non-compliant companies, O.S.H.A. will not get compensation for injured workers. They will not collect medical expenses, pain and suffering, or lost wages on your behalf. O.S.H.A. only deals with the company at large to help prevent future problems. They are only interested in keeping documentation that states that a company is in good stead with its procedures and standards. More on this webpage
For these reasons, it is extremely important to have a qualified construction accident attorney like our Law Office on your side. You need to have solid legal counsel to represent your real needs so you can get the reparation you legally are entitled to receive.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident the first thing to remember is not to sign anything without first consulting a qualified construction accident lawyer. They will make sure you do not end up signing away the potential settlement that you really deserve, not the first lowball offer that your company will make.
Second, you must remember the importance of immediate action. Evidence on any construction site begins to be lost immediately after the accident occurs. Numerous workers, machines, and weather all can change crucial evidence that may help prove your case. If you hesitate you may regret it later. Our Law Office is extremely skilled at the art of investigation and can take swift action on your behalf that can save important evidence from being lost. Every minute you wait will make it more difficult for you to potentially make a viable and robust case for yourself.
So do not hesitate to take advantage of our twenty-plus years of experience. We are here twenty-four hours a day, ready to answer your questions. We are qualified and we know we can help. Call us toll-free for your free consultation.