If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Fiore Legal is here to assist you with your workers' compensation claim in Inland Empire. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the complex workers' compensation system and fight for the benefits you deserve.
Responsibilities of an Inland Empire Employer to Provide a Safe Workplace
In California, every employer is legally responsible for protecting the health and safety of their employees during their employment. OSHA and state agencies impose stringent safety regulations at the workplace, but accepted standards of care vary among different industries. However, the mission and objectives are the same: preventing workplace deaths, illnesses, and injuries. Employers are required to make genuine efforts to guarantee a safe work environment. This includes:
- Proper safety gear and training
- Emergency protocols
- Clean-up procedures
Any failure by an employer to maintain a safe workplace can amount to negligence. The injured party and surviving family members can claim against the responsible parties for the unsafe condition. While the employer is generally the defendant, third parties can be held accountable for the injury. Examples include the defective product manufacturer, equipment manufacturer, or coworker.